[Ads-l] Antedatings of CBA (1996)

Hugo hugovk at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 2 17:02:09 UTC 2016

New in the OED's June 2016 update is CBA (can't be arsed), dated 1998 in Usenet.


Here's some earlier examples from 1996 Usenet.


a1996 April 21, Kieron, “Re: olrs and message form”, in
alt.fan.douglas-adams, Usenet[1], retrieved 2 July 2016, message-ID
<Dq8E6q.JwB at spuddy.mew.co.uk>:

And I've seen many examples of abysmal wordwrapping... Me, I CBA
changing it, and you really need initials to be used all the time to
work properly, else stuff gets mis-attributed.

[1] https://groups.google.com/forum/#!original/alt.fan.douglas-adams/ZjcK9omLck4/hptYN35K4BEJ


1996 April 23, James, Derek, “Re: Internet Software”, in
demon.ip.support.win95, Usenet[2], retrieved 2 July 2016, message-ID
<317d2ceb.4692859 at news.demon.co.uk>:

Each to their own eh Paul? Personally I like WS-FTP TEST version with
just the two windows, and more importantly I CBA transferring over all
the sites to anything new :o)

[2] https://groups.google.com/forum/#!original/demon.ip.support.win95/YVmMlgwM1r4/_HzBYokLZgsJ



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