Date: Mon, 12 Feb 1996 08:17:47 -0500 From: "M. Lynne Murphy" <104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA> Subject: Re: warp speed? charlotte says: > This would suggest that it is not too recent a phrase (almost 10 > years) and that it has been used about "modes of transport" other > than snow boards and mountain bikes. I have no idea as to its origins > though. i think the origin has to be _star trek_ (most likely the original, since the off-shoots more usually talk of going "warp 9" or "warp 5.2" instead of just "warp speed!"). lynne, who was again today accused of having a german accent --------------------------------------------------------------------- M. Lynne Murphy 104lyn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Department of Linguistics phone: 27(11)716-2340 University of the Witwatersrand fax: 27(11)716-8030 Johannesburg 2050 SOUTH AFRICA