More on early txtng

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Aug 19 17:22:59 UTC 2010

George, there were hypotheses in 2009.  Check the archives.


At 8/19/2010 11:21 AM, George Thompson wrote:
>Belated commentary of the poem Joel Berson posted:
>JB noted "I've inserted an * where I cannot decode the message or am
>my *ID's fill'd with love.  JB offers * ID's = ideas?; I offer hide.
>*TP dress = tippy dress (i. e., fashionable) -- this one is for sure.
>*AQfortie free == ? AQ is ague, a shivering fit that would accompany
>a fever, but AQfortie is a stumper.  "Aguefortie" and aguefortis"
>are not in the OED; Aquafortis is nitric acid -- is there some sort
>of feeble joke here? -- "strong shakes"? -- not that I accuse
>whoever wrote this of joking feebly.

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