Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton2 at BTINTERNET.COM
Mon Feb 15 21:07:59 UTC 2010

From: <RonButters at AOL.COM>

> Is there a word that means 'posting on list-servs whatever thought,
> however
> trivial, comes to one's mind'? Maybe ITS ('Internet Tourette Sundrome')?

... only in an irony-free zone.

For some reason, a scrap of doggerel describing the consequences of
asserting the traditional right of sail to take precedence over steam
springs to mind:

        Here lie the bones of Johnny Day
        Who died defending his right of way;
        He held to his right and he held to it strong
        But he's just as dead as if he were wrong.


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