Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 14:00:45 -0700
From: Peter Richardson prichard[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]LINFIELD.EDU
Subject: Re: New word?
My messages to . . . keep getting bounced back---does anyone have a
new edress (are you there . . .)?
_edress_ is clearly a nice blend. Maybe that semantic gap Virginia
mentioned is already taken up by "return address," but in this case I'd
prefer the one-word form because it gives us much more time for the
additional foolishness of life.
On the other hand, it might be a minority pronunciation of the other
Latinate word for "exit"--or even that white bird with the elegant
plumage we don't see here in the Northwest. (In the Midwest, of course, a
snowy edress must be the way out of a January parking lot.) But wait!
certainly this is a shorthand form of a size of apparel, the smallest
being an a-dress--although that gets us back to what was probably
originally intended. It's clearly time to admit that this is Friday, and
that I, for one, need a good long weekend to think this all over.