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Re: LF: Re: stress with xyl

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Subject: Re: LF: Re: stress with xyl
From: "Alberto di Bene" <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2003 15:47:29 +0200
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Hugh M0WYE wrote:

I can't understand how the CW abreviation XYL came about. Please check my
OM stands for Old Man and YL stands for Young Lady, supposedly the wife of the old man. XYL was introduced to indicate a next-to-become YL, i.e. the fiancee, before marriage. Then it became customary to indicate the wife with XYL, but the correct way should be YL.
73  Alberto  I2PHD

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