Date: Mon, 12 Feb 1996 12:55:06 +0100
From: "E.W. Schneider" Edgar.Schneider[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SPRACHLIT.UNI-REGENSBURG.DE
Subject: warp speed?
Here's one for the younger generation amongst you folks out there.
Snowboarders (and mountainbikers, I'm told) use the expression "warp
speed" for "high speed". This is said to be a very recent expression;
is it really? Does anybody have a reasonable idea as to an
explanation, and the precise semantics, of this?
Thanks for any responses!
Edgar.Schneider[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]sprachlit.uni-regensburg.de
University of Regensburg, Institut fuer Anglistik
D-93040 Regensburg, Germany