Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 14:00:45 -0700 From: Peter Richardson 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. Peter