[FONT=Century Gothic]This is the first time I have found any source citations anywhere in this whole enterprise.
Many times, I really want to cite SD, but it’s hard to be taken seriously if my main source is “a guy named Cecil Adams, who claims to know everything. And his minions.” :dubious:
Maybe** I ** trust you guys, but how can I possibly assure my skeptical brother, for instance, that my source is a reputable one? It’s not even “a real person” for gods sake.
(Please please limit your indignant retorts. It’s nice to have a cult of SD’ers & all, but I am seriously annoyed. I don’t feel like reading endless posts challenging my definitions of “real” and “person.” )
There is no indication of any reference sources in the FAQ’s or in the forums, as far as I can tell. Although the search function is pretty dysfunctional so maybe I missed something.
I especially wanted to use the info in the AWOL Bush column, http://www.straightdope.com/columns/030411.html
BTW, is it Ceecil or Cessill (the brits would say it that way!)?