Date: Sat, 16 Sep 1995 06:27:15 -0500
From: "Becky Howard, Department of Interdisciplinary Writing,
Colgate University" BHOWARD[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CENTER.COLGATE.EDU
Subject: Going postal
Heard a new version of "going ballistic" yesterday: "going postal"
(i.e., postal workers' violence). Like "going ballistic," "going postal"
means having a strong reaction--usually an excessively strong reaction--
to a situation.
I heard this one from a colleague who heard it from a student. Is it a
Colgate quirk, or have some of you heard it, too?
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