[Ads-l] Fictional Materials for OED (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Fri Jan 9 16:38:58 UTC 2015


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Off topic for this thread, but good gracious, the listserv 
software (or something) really does screw up posts.

I typed my email in Outlook with default settings.  
Every line that has more than (about) 74 characters has 
an "= " stuck into the immediately following position. 

One of my posts had a key word, "kryptonite", at the
offending position, so now any google search for that term
will miss the post.  Search instead for " Kry= ptonite ".
(actually, the word is intact elsewhere in the post, so it
can be searched for.  But you see how this is bad).

Was the software meant to handle messages sent by 80 
char IBM punch cards?

And don't even try to copy and paste from a web page.

It seems to be worse ever since the host moved a few months
ago.

Is there anything I can do from a sending end to ensure posts
are archived cleanly?  Any settings I should change on
Outlook?


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> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On
> Behalf Of Shapiro, Fred
> Sent: Friday, January 09, 2015 10:27 AM
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> Right, my impression of kryptonite is not that it's hard, but rather
> that i= t has some kind of poisonous effect on people from the planet
> Krypton.  But=  in its figurative application it may have been
> misinterpreted in the popul= ar mind.=0A= =0A= Fred Shapiro=0A= =0A=
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> > Fictional Materials for OED=0A=
> > Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU=0A=  Mon Jan 4
> >22:31:05 UTC 2010=0A= =0A= =0A=
> > > "Kryptonite" probably deserves a dictionary entry because it
> has=0A=
> > > metaphorical uses beyond the Superman genre...=0A=
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> > Here are two such uses, documented from the mid-'70s:=0A= =0A=
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> > * Kryptonite, adj. 'very hard or indestructible, as if made of=0A=
> >Kryptonite'=0A= =0A=
> > 1975 _Chicago Tribune 28 Dec. F14/2 "Well it doesn't bother me a
> >bit,"=0A=  says the man with the Kryptonite ego.=0A= =0A=
> > 1977 _College English_ 38 (7) 641 Further, we determine that the=0A=
> >kryptonite-hard desk surface is there to prevent students from=0A=
> >scribbling.=0A=
> >https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=3Dhttp-
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> > 1981 _L.A. Times_ 12 June E22/2  [Pete Rose is] 436 away from
> >Cobb,=0A=  whom he could pass in 1984, providing his Kryptonite body
> >doesn't=0A=  suddenly incinerate.=0A= =0A=  ---=0A= =0A=  --Ben
> >Zimmer=0A= =0A=
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> It's been a while since I read many Superman comics, but I don't recall
> Kry= ptonite as being "hard or indestructible" -- at least any more so
> than any = other radioactive rock.=0A= =0A=
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