[Ads-l] to rage-quit

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 12 11:19:23 EST 2022


Sorry about that. The message I just sent is not an example of "rage
quits" with the desired sense. I did not take the time to parse
properly.  Garson

On Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 11:15 AM ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> There seems to be a Usenet message from November 2000 containing "rage
> quits" with the desired sense. Google has reorganized the Usenet
> archive, and that has made it much harder to use. In the past you
> could look at the full original message with all the headers. Now the
> view is restricted. You cannot see the headers.
>
> Usenet Message
> Newsgroup: alt.tv.seinfeld
> Subject: List of Episodes
> Poster: Bejaz
> Timestamp: Nov 6, 2000, 3:00:00 AM
>
> https://groups.google.com/g/alt.tv.seinfeld/c/saUCb5r00w4/m/PT4HfL3nSgcJ
>
> [Begin excerpt]
> George in a fit of rage quits his job and then tries to return by
> pretending that the incident never happened.
> [End excerpt]
>
> I've heard "rage quit" employed in the computer gaming domain for many
> years. I conjecture that it began in that domain, but the instance
> above is in another domain. I suspect earlier instances can be found
> in Usenet computer gaming groups.
>
> Garson
>
> On Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 10:32 AM Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 10:11 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-rage-quits-npr-interview-110147973.html
> >
> >
> > I recall the term crossing my radar in 2013:
> >
> > https://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Family/Modern-Parenthood/2013/1001/Government-shutdown-is-no-game-Congress-rage-quits
> > "Government shutdown is no game: Congress 'rage quits'"
> >
> > Wordspy (in an entry from 2015) notes that it appeared as early as 2005 in
> > Urban Dictionary.
> >
> > https://wordspy.com/index.php?word=ragequit
> >
> > --bgz
> >
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