Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 18:42:33 -0500

From: Gareth Branwyn GarethB2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM


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)

Mouse Balls

Microsoft Buys Catholic Church (as much as I hate to get it, still very


Neiman-Marcus Cookie Recipe

Pen-Pal Virus

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.