FW: Antedating of "Doofus"

Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Sat Jun 21 20:25:17 UTC 2003

On Sat, 21 Jun 2003, Mark A Mandel wrote:

#A generalization like this stimulates a reflex in me to seek
#counterexamples. How would you classify the abbreviations and symbols
#used in short messaging, which cause so much uproar (IMHO deservedly so)
#when they appear in formal registers?

... and now I see I'm coming late to this party, too.

-- Mark A. Mandel

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