Date: Mon, 1 Jan 1996 23:21:36 -0400 From: "Bethany Dumas, UTK" Subject: Re: New Joiner Here Welcome, newcomer Russ McClay. One comment here. "dis" derives from "disrespect." Odd ambiguities occasionally occur around "dis". For instance, I use email distribution lists a lot, especially for on-campus groups. I call them "dis" groups. I have to remember that some people think that those groups must be verrrry strange! Bethany Dumas English/UTK/Knoxville, TN