Date: Sat, 16 Sep 1995 06:27:15 -0500 From: "Becky Howard, Department of Interdisciplinary Writing, Colgate University" 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? Becky Howard Department of Interdisciplinary Writing Colgate University Hamilton NY 13346 Voice (315) 824-7315; FAX (315) 824-7121 BHOWARD[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CENTER.COLGATE.EDU