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Good one!
 
Navy slang, by the way, is it's own dialect:
 
http://www.ww2pacific.com/slang.html
 
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:U.S._Navy_slang
 
Diana


> Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2008 12:50:43 -0500
> From: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: "Zietgeist" (Was Inventions of the March Hare )
> To: [log in to unmask]
>
> One way to keep one's use of "dialect" under control is to remember an
> important 20th-c proverb, "A Language is a dialect with a navy."
>
> Carrol



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