Date: Sat, 14 Sep 1996 18:09:56 -0400

From: "Bethany K. Dumas" dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTK.EDU

Subject: Re: Beware the flood....

On Sat, 14 Sep 1996, Jesse T Sheidlower wrote:

In tomorrow's New York Times Magazine, William Safire

mentions our humble mailing list, and gives the address,


Let us hope that this will not result in a flood of

people asking about the words that end in -gry or

some such.

It may be too late for that. This afternoon, my mother, who recently moved

here from Texas, called to say that the Alto, TX newspaper (bonus points

for all who know where Alto is; hint: think OST) had published a column

asking for the "third -gry word."


Bethany K. Dumas, J.D., Ph.D. Applied Linguistics, Language & Law

Department of English EMAIL: dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

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