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ADS-L Digest - 10 Jun 1998 to 11 Jun 1998 98-06-12 00:00:35
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Topics of the day:

1. Word Spy site
2. Big Tobacco; Missoury and Chicagou
3. Query: PREPONE
4. P.S. on PREPONE


Date: Thu, 11 Jun 1998 03:25:16 -0000
From: Gareth Branwyn
Subject: Re: Word Spy site

>Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 02:39:54 EDT
>From: "Barry A. Popik"
>Subject: He Got Game; Jesse's Words; McFedries' Words; Computer databases


> Paul McFedries also has a word-a-day internet site
>(www.logophilia.com/WordSpy/). Maybe Jesse can tell me which site is
>"hotter." McFedries's site gets some hits because he's also the author of
>some computer books.
> The site is called "Word Spy"--probably because "Word Detective" was
>already taken. Say, doesn't a "spy" look at other people's stuff and steal?
> Maybe Gareth Branwyn can explain this site. Much of it overlaps with
>Branwyn's work. Who steals from whom?

I didn't even know this site existed before today. He obviously gets many
of his terms from the Jargon Watch column with ever-so-slight changes to
my definitions. NetLingo (www.netlingo.com) also uses many of the JW
terms (with my definitions), as do several other "cyberslang" sites. For
what it's worth, a number of terms and definitions in "Among the New
Words" American Speech (Vol. 72, No. 3)--the ones apparently taken from
an email message entitled "Re: Fwd: Cyberslang"--also came from Jargon

Jargon Watch editor, Wired
Author of _Jargon Watch: A Pocket Dictionary for the Jitterati_
Editor-in-chief, Street Tech ( http://www.streettech.com )