Date: Tue, 12 Sep 1995 08:02:23 -0700 From: Dan Alford 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. > > --Doug > 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.