Have no idea how this is going to look- first time I've tried replying this
way from within outlook.
From: Roy Preston [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, April 09, 1998 11:43 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: What font is it?
Ha ha ha. Welcome, David 'eagle-eyes.' I think you're the first to spot
the deliberate mistake -- well done!
Well, I didn't post until I was about 99% sure. Hadn't checked the OED,
after all. Does SOUND plausible, though.
So what *is* the 'sideburns' story?
Oh- they get their name from a Union general, Gen. Ambrose Burnsides, who
wore his whiskers in this fashion. Turn the name around, and there you go.
U.S. Civil War is also where we get the term 'hooker,' from the last name
of a general who frequented prostitutes.