Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 09:55:28 -0700
From: Yongwei Gao <951208[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]FUDAN.EDU.CN>
Subject: cod fax

Has anybody there ever come up with a definition for cod fax :

cod fax When the same editor was exposed forging a letter and a
signature on stolen writing-paper, the Guardian treated that as a joke
too. It was not a forgery, it was a cod fax . (The Spectator 7/26/97
p24) The crime is euphemistically described as a cod fax , a
stratagem , a ruse and a formula . (98/2 Atlantic Monthly p79)

Many thanks.

Yongwei Gao
Fudan University,
Shanghai, China