Date: Fri, 12 Apr 1996 09:18:17 -0500
From: Katherine Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BGA.COM
Subject: Re: childhood terms
On Fri, 12 Apr 1996, Larry Horn wrote:
I can answer that one, although it wasn't my own childhood. The former is
kidspeak for 'chocolate swirl', i.e. vanilla injected with a vein of chocolate/
fudge. The latter refers to the use of television shows to measure time for
kids who know how long a given show lasts but haven't yet mastered the
concept of 'half-hour' or 'hour'.
Yes, that's exactly right.
I have the rather eerie feeling that Larry is a long-lost brother.
Kate Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]bga.com