Word Ways


Tom Pulliam


In the may 1971 and August 1972 Kickshaws, Dave Silverman invited Word Ways readers to search out double-duty words -- English words which denote nationality and occupation simultaneously (for example, lascar: a sailor from India). Although Murray Pearce and others made a few contributions, the project never got off the ground in a style befitting so noble a venture. I have belatedly cast my lot with this small group in hopes of making the list a bit more complete.