GSCole gscole at ARK.SHIP.EDU
Sat May 5 13:42:53 UTC 2001

I've heard many euphemisms for being dumped by an organization, but
spoot-canned is a new one.  I have no idea at all about the actual
meaning of the reference, suggestions welcome.  The term can be found


"...announced in his column that he was laid off (aka downsized, riffed,
cost-synergized, liberated from the shackles of financial security, add
your favorite insincere equivalent of 'spoot-canned' here)."  A
statement by Nicholas Petreley, in his column The Open Source, in
Infoworld, 4 May 2001.

George Cole  gscole at ark.ship.edu
Shippensburg University

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