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Subject:Re: "Ms." or "Ms"? From:Vicki Rosenzweig <murphy!acmcr!vr -at- UUNET -dot- UU -dot- NET> Date:Wed, 9 Mar 1994 17:12:49 EST
Yes, we have dictionaries. Mine informs me, among other
things, that the Middle English "tit" meaning small
is "assumed," meaning there's no direct documentation,
and, more to the point, that "tit" in the sense of a
breast is derived from "teat" meaning nipple, which
in turn comes from an Old English root, and connects
it to a couple of other Germanic words. No connection
to "small." Also, maybe "tit" in Sacramento means
"nipple," but in New York it means "breast," and breasts
aren't particularly small.
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