From: PAPAI@kcgl1.eng.ohio-state.edu (Jonathan Papai)
Subject: Re: Verbing Nouns (Re: aluminium & Alzheimer's d)
Date: 3 Oct 1993 05:56:12 GMT
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"That Lee is the winner [at the Battle of Chancellorsville] means
someone is the loser, and of those who know the loser's name probably 99
percent think he lent it to a term for a certain kind of woman. But
they are wrong despite the belief of one contemporary that his
headquarters resembled a brothel. The usage predates by decades the
rise to eminence of Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker."
Gene Smith, _American Heritage_, October, 1993, p. 96.