Date: Tue, 12 Sep 1995 08:02:23 -0700
From: Dan Alford dalford[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]S1.CSUHAYWARD.EDU
Subject: Re: Internet Term Stumper (fwd)
On Tue, 12 Sep 1995, Douglas Bayer x3701 3NW wrote:
Personally, I'm intrigued by the idea that it started with the
cult song, but as it gained currency, it outran its obscure
reference. Far more people have heard, or even told, the
s***-hit-the-fan joke at least once in their lifetime than have
ever heard or sung the MP song.
Problem is, Doug, it only takes ONE PROGRAMMER or whatnot to get such a
term started. Besides, I'm still not sure what s*** hitting the fan, in
either joke (?) or formulaic speech form, has to do with spam.