Date: Thu, 12 Jan 1995 11:46:10 -0800


Subject: Re: Put Downs

Seemed a propos: a self-proclaimed canonical list of such putdowns

was recently posted to the rec.humor Usenet newsgroup. I won't give

the whole thing (I didn't read it, why should you want to? :-), but

here is the intro from his post:

: The following is posted monthly. I do not keep up with this newsgroup,

: so send me mail if you have contributions or corrections. Please send

: me only net changes you desire, not enormous dumps of largely redundant

: material to wade through. You can also (allegedly) ftp this and other

: lists from, which is a DOS system (use "dir" not "ls").

: Also check this URL:


: Email requests for copies of this file will be cheerfully ignored.

: If you are reading this, you have a copy in front of you...






: Maintained by Alan Silverstein, ajs[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

: Last update: 941219

: Total entries: 819


: A compendium of insults and "not all there" comments from

: various sources, beginning with rec.humor, April 1987.


: Criteria: Humorousness; uniqueness of essence (minimize

: redundancy); brevity; consistency; avoid gender bias, ethnic

: slurs, and other really offensive material; keep in sorted

: order with correct spelling and grammar.

(I'm rather taken with the name "fulldeckism".)


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