Date: Fri, 8 May 1998 18:46:47 -0400
From: Wendalyn Nichols
Subject: cod fax

Here's a response from one of my former colleagues in Britain:

I've been trying to figure out cod as well for some time. I think the 'cod
fax' was a bit of a red herring (while on the subject of fish!). In fact
not sure what cod fax means, but it was, famously I think, the way Phil
Collins dumped his wife(?). Could be totally wrong about that. I've seen it
since in the sense of fake/phoney - eg, 'cod economics'.