Warez, Irrational Pessismism, Bermuda Triangle

Steve Kl. stevekl at PANIX.COM
Mon Jul 15 18:19:46 UTC 2002

On Sat, 13 Jul 2002, Michael Quinion wrote:

> I'm a little surprised it's that early. (I've been trying the same
> Google search, but attempts time out before getting an answer.) The
> first printed example in my database is from 1996 and the first time
> I remember seeing it online is a couple of years earlier. It belongs
> in the same class as creative misspellings like 'd00dz' and so is
> presumably of the same vintage.

d00d5 and other similar terms I've always known as B1FF5P3AK -- B1FF was a
prolific and amusing poster in the early days of USENET who used
alphanumerics constantly.

-- Steve

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