Daily Candy Lexicon #5 (E-Mauling)

Gareth Branwyn garethb2 at EARTHLINK.NET
Wed Sep 24 18:11:03 UTC 2003

> e-mauling:
> Stalking someone via e-mail.

This is one of those stunt mutations in search of a usage. It's been
repeatedly submitted to the Jargon Watch column since at least 2001
(with few reliable cites), always meaning something different: being
bombarded by junk mail, being verbally attacked via email, and being
hit on/stalked via email. Nice to know that sometimes these silly
coinages won't  stick no matter how much people try to promote them.

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