24 March 2002

Definitions for a new economy: Hiat-list (hy-AIT-list), intrans.v. where writers in limbo take their bylines while they find out whether a particular magazine lives or dies: “Wool Socks Weekly loved Chester’s article pitch on ‘Top Ten Argyle-Wearing Celebrities,’ but he’s been hiat-listed while the publisher begs investors for another round of funding.” (Etymology “hiatus” Am.Eng “indefinite cessation with frankly unpromising promise of return” + “waitlist” Am.Eng “I sure know a lot of folk in this situation; feels like college admissions all over again”) Spread the word!

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24 March 2002

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