On Sun, 22 Jul 2001, Rick Moen wrote:
> It's entirely possible that the regular (Irish-originated!) meaning for
> the word "boycott" applies, here ("do not patronise")
i've never known of that meaning being given to 'boycott'.
afaik it has only ever meant 'conspired effort to withhold social and
business dealings from a person' after such actions were applied to a
rather nice English gentleman by the name of Boycott' back in the
days when old Blighty were kind enough to apply their benevolant rule
to those backward irish. the original term was 'to be boycotted'.
> -- rather than
> "eschew all products from this company that you already own".
doesn't mean that either. :)
>> Still, it _does_ look a little silly.
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