Date: Sun, 8 Oct 1995 18:44:08 -0500 From: Natalie Maynor Subject: Re: student mondegreens/malapropisms; "fun" > i agree. i think of ads-l as infotainment. in between "useful" posts, I see all e-mail lists as recreation, not work. Part of that may be because I was e-mailing from home at night long before I had even a computer in my office, much less any net connectivity there. Although I do log on and check mail off and on during the workday, I still consider it primarily what I do at night when my brain has turned off. I have all list mail filtered into separate files, leaving only personal mail in my regular mailbox. That makes it easy to leave the list mail until later. I usually read it at night, during the time many people do things like watch tv. I do have to remind myself from time to time that some mailing lists are primarily serious, of course. Another advantage of having my mail filtered into separate files is that I can at least try to change my behavior when I move to a different kind of list. I sometimes forget to change, however. --Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]