Grant Barrett gbarrett at americandialect.org
Fri Nov 5 12:02:31 UTC 1999

Sure. Internet connections are like water. The bigger the pipe,
the more water you can get at once.

Usually, in my experience, used as a noun, "fat pipe," though
the adjective version doesn't seem too novel. Pipe is the key word
here, though compare to "thin client."

I've taken to saying, and I do hope you all will pardon me,
things like, "I'm going to take my PowerBook to campus and suck off
the big Internet tit." I dunno where I picked it up, but I don't
think I made it up.

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