[Ads-l] ADS-L Digest - 23 Sep 2016 to 24 Sep 2016 (#2016-269)

Jan Clute janclute at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 25 14:07:56 EDT 2016


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On 9/25/2016 00:00, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:
> There are 45 messages totaling 3821 lines in this issue.
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> Topics of the day:
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>    1. Antedatings of "ownage"
>    2. "man" avoidance (14)
>    3. Amelioration of "infamous"? (5)
>    4. Skagit (9)
>    5. Antedating of "pwn"
>    6. Puddin’ Tame or Pudding Tane
>    7. blo-jo
>    8. Quote: Do all the good you can; in all the ways you can
>    9. M*A*S*H (was Re: More on "moist") (7)
>   10. Root of Pook? (5)
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> Date:    Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:39:43 +0300
> From:    Hugo <hugovk at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject: Antedatings of "ownage"
>
> ownage, n.
>
> OED sense 2.: colloq. (chiefly U.S.). The action or fact of utterly
> defeating or gaining supremacy over an opponent or rival. Cf. own v.
> 8.Originally in the context of video gaming.
>
> OED dates it to 2002 from the alt.games.sf2 Usenet group (sf2 = Street
> Fighter 2 computer game).
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> Here's an earlier one.
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> 1999 February 2, Randolph, Gary, “Quake II with Diamond Monster II”,
> in alt.games.quake2, Usenet, message-ID
> <DXLt2.1218$LV6.9002640 at news.netdirect.net>:
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> [Begin]
> OK so I got a Dimond Monster 3d II and i slid that sucka in and it
> seemed to be doing great but now it seems that quake2 will bomb out on
> me but the video card wont deinitialize thus i am stuck with a still
> screen and the only way to fix it is to reboot do i need new drivers
> or is it a setting in quake i need some help here cause with out the
> practice my play no longer contains any lighty frosted ownage
> [End]
>
> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!original/alt.games.quake2/r_d5Fc7FTUY/Zt7IC8rTYLcJ
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> Wiktionary's first definition is "(slang) triumph or domination", but
> they have a second: "(baseball) When one player has a history of
> domination over another player."
>
> Here's a 1998 in a baseball context:
>
> 1998 August 9, K, Jack, “Mesa = GAS CAN”, in
> alt.sports.baseball.sf-giants, Usenet, message-ID
> <35CE80E1.B14B2A97 at pacbell.net>:
>
> [Begin]
> On August 23, 1993, the Braves came into San Francisco trailing the
> Giants by 7.5 games. The Braves swept the Giants in that pivotal
> series, and starting with that series, the Giants have won just 13 out
> of 51 games against the Braves. As Mike Krukow likes to say, "That's
> some serious ownage."
> [End]
>
> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!original/alt.sports.baseball.sf-giants/12okAo-BOsI/lTOdad_DBMwJ
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> Mike Krukow is known for using the word "ownage" amongst SF Giants
> fans. From 2014:
>
> [Begin]
> Nobody’s quite sure when exactly it happened, but at some point in the
> last five-to-ten years the phrase “ownage is ownage” entered the San
> Francisco Giants lexicon. I don’t know if the phrase is used much
> outside of the Giants sphere of influence. Our own Wendy Thurm took a
> stab atexplaining ownage a couple years back, but she didn’t get into
> its origin. As far as I can tell, the phrase was introduced to Giants
> fans by color commentator, Mike Krukow. This makes sense because
> studies show that literally everything Giants fans say and think about
> baseball was learned from Mike Krukow. That’s just science. If you
> don’t agree, well, you can just grab some pine, MEAT.
>
> Ownage itself is simple enough to understand. Sometimes it’s team on
> team ownage. Sometimes it’s a certain pitcher versus a certain hitter.
> Or vice versa. It happens. These things go in cycles and what goes
> around comes around eventually. But sometimes it doesn’t turn around.
> That’s ownage. Nobody really knows how ownage works or why it happens.
> You can’t explain it. And when the ownage lasts a particularly long
> time, or when the owner inflicts incredibly massive amounts of ownage
> upon the ownee, well that’s even more difficult to explain. Why even
> try? Thus the phrase, ownage is ownage.
> [End]
>
> http://www.bayareasportsguy.com/giants-lose-again-prove-krukows-theory-of-ownage/
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> ===
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> Hugo
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> Date:    Sat, 24 Sep 2016 07:14:59 -0400
> From:    Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject: Re: "man" avoidance
>
> How bout "309 men and two women" in a context that doesn't suggest that the
> female nurses (not mentioned till much later) shot down any Japanese planes?
>
> JL
>
> On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 10:43 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 9:51 PM, Benjamin Barrett <mail.barretts at gmail.com
>> wrote:
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>>> “311 mostly male people”
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>> "311 men and women"?
>>
>>
>> --
>> -Wilson
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>> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
>> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
>> -Mark Twain
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