Another SOTA?

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Fri Jun 9 16:28:48 UTC 2006

On 6/9/06, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at> wrote:
> >What does 'SOTA' mean?
> Sign Of The Apocalypse.

Evidently popularized by fans of the show Mystery Science Theater
3000. It was first used on the newsgroup on
June 18, 1998.


Subject: SOTA: Crawling From The Wreckage...
Date: 1998/06/18

Dark Horizons is reporting that Dennis Quaid is set to star in
"Eye of the Storm"...a remake of "The Crawling Eye."
Oh, BTW, SOTA stands for "Sign of the Apocalypse". About time it got
its own heading,no?

--Ben Zimmer

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