Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 18:42:33 -0500
From: Gareth Branwyn GarethB2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: Re: VERNACULAR MISHAPS
Below is a partial list of emails that I get all the time from folks just
to be helpful and friendly.
Clemson Wedding Revenge
American Cancer Society 3 cents per message
Good Times Virus
Craig Shergold Cancer Cards
Steven Wright/George Carlin jokes (most are actually from other comedians)
Microsoft Buys Catholic Church (as much as I hate to get it, still very
Neiman-Marcus Cookie Recipe
And then there's "Gen-X office jargon" (or other similar titles) which is
actually jargon/slang ripped off directly from my Jargon Watch column.
Obviously, the terms are not mine, but the definitions are. It's been
floating around net.humor mailings for over a year and has shown up in
everything from The Economist to the Washington Post (twice!) to the
Microsoft corporate newsletter...without attribution, of course.