Date: Wed, 20 Sep 1995 23:10:05 -0400 From: "Kevin A." 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]