Sunday, December 11, 2011


David Foster Wallace, The Pale King, 2011, page 70 F.N.
“The latter is a good example of the sort of thing that threw the publisher’s legal people into a swivet of anality and caution.

swivet |ˈswivit|noun [in sing. ]a fluster or panic the incomprehensible did not throw him into a swivet.ORIGIN late 19th cent.: of unknown origin.

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