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Jim Wilson

Jim Wilson
 n.— «A “Jim Wilson,” for example, is airline industry argot for a cadaver being shipped in cargo; undertakers routinely ask for “Jim Wilson” fares. So when a computer executive’s wife inquired about her husband at the airport recently—”Is there a Jim Wilson on this flight?”—the attendant promised to phone the baggage department and locate the casket. “Needless to say, my wife was taken aback,” my friend Mr. Wilson reports.» —“Whose name is it, anyway?” by Alex Beam Boston Globe (Massachusetts) Jan. 24, 1996. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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