Date: Wed, 20 Sep 1995 23:10:05 -0400
From: "Kevin A." Ash2Ash[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: Re: Going postal
Perhaps this term "Going Postal" is used most by younger people. I have heard
it for some time. Although its connotation is quite serious, it is used in a
(dark) humorous sense. Since seeing it on this list I began to ask around to
see what reaction or understanding I could get from this.
From 15 year olds to 30 year olds (I asked 10 friends in all) they all
understood the term. Some had never heard it, but could instantly understand
it if I said: "Tom was so mad, I thought he'd go postal on us." No question
as to what it means. But none of us would use it without a wry smile and lilt
in our voice.
Ash2Ash[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]aol.com