Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 18:42:33 -0500 From: Gareth Branwyn Subject: Re: VERNACULAR MISHAPS >Below is a partial list of emails that I get all the time from folks just trying >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 funny) >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. Gareth -------------------------------------------------- Gareth Branwyn garethb2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE], Contributing editor, Wired Co-author _Happy Mutant Handbook_ , _Internet Power Toolkit_ Author, _Jargon Watch: A Pocket Dictionary for the Jitterati_