Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 03:09:09 -0500 From: Jim Crotty Subject: Re: Ping of Death In a message dated 11/10/97 12:19:55 PM, you wrote: <> In How To Talk American I define "wave a dead chicken" this way: "to perform a useless and irrelevant repair on a severely damaged computer to prove to the customer you at least tried to fix it." Gareth, have you noticed this expression used in this context? James Marshall Crotty Author, How To Talk American (Houghton Mifflin) Co-author, The USA Phrasebook (Lonely Planet), Mad Monks On the Road (Simon and Schuster), Monk's Guide to California (Simon and Schuster) Publisher-Editor, Monk: The Mobile Magazine, (the soon-to-be-famous web site)