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Re: Fwd: a little history lesson

Poster: Michael and MJ Houghton <herveus@access.digex.net>


> Poster: E L Wimett <SILVERDRAGON@Charleston.Net>
> Well, actually, Mike, it is not an acronym. 

I did not claim that it was...I noted a couple of candidates and opined
that they were stories.

My citation of the OED was from memory, but I didn't try to be overly
precise in my assertions until I could check them. I do recall that the
OED did not make specific claims to the etymology of the word, characterizing
it as "vague", IIRC.

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