The term was HIRCI, which means armpit hair.
Dr. Peter C. Montgomery
Dept. of English
3100 Foul Bay Rd.
Victoria, BC CANADA V8P 5J2
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From: Carrol Cox [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2003 9:15 AM
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Subject: Re: Prufrock's "smoke"
I never figured out _what_ term was in question in the first post of
this series, so I could hardly look up a term in the OED or elsewhere if
I didn't know what term to look up. ????
Peter Montgomery wrote:
> From: George Carless
> At 06:27 PM 4/4/2003 -0800, you wrote:
> >I don't generally do other's dictionary look up
> >tasks for them. You might try the OED.
> Must you keep 'goating' me?
> Depends on how hairy your arm pits are.
> obiously Prufrock's must have been inadequate.