Re: Editorial nit picking

Subject: Re: Editorial nit picking
From: "Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 1997 08:46:05 -0800

At 09:19 AM 3/12/97 -0600, Geoff Hart wrote:
>
> It's worth noting that this particular idiom has become so
> common because most people never bother to look up "nit"
> and "lousy" in the dictionary, and hence don't understand
> the original meaning of the phrase. I'd guess this is
> because we're fortunate enough to live in an era in which
> personal hygiene has let us largely forget that nits and
> lice ever existed... outside unedited docs, of course.
>
You obviously don't have children in some California public schools.
Fortunately, neither do I.

--Wayne Douglass

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