[DWJ] T-shirt slogans

Jameela Lares Jameela.Lares at usm.edu
Sat Jun 5 00:32:41 EDT 2010

Hey, wow to both Deborah and Helen.  I've just never heard the word used.  Not once.  But I'm only one speaker.  How long have either or you been using the word?

Jameela Lares
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Subject: Re: [DWJ] T-shirt slogans

On Fri, 4 Jun 2010, Jameela Lares wrote:

> Either the word will stay in general use or go back to its specialized users.  I rather imagine it will be the latter.  I can't see that "orthogonal" fills any special needs for the general population.

I had no idea!  I use it constantly, and my coworkers don't look at me funny, but maybe they're just nice.


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