Subject: Re: Verbing Nouns (Re: aluminium + Alzheimer's d) Date: 3 Oct 1993 05:56:12 GMT [

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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 [post deleted - jrh] -- "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.

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