[Ads-l] dihydrogen monoxide (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 25 07:14:31 UTC 2016

Not for the hoax/jokes, which is what the term is associated with now. I
haven't seen any connection made between the 1870s' "pedantic extreme" use
and the 1980s' gag. Maybe I'll remember to check in the morning... (looks
at clock) afternoon.


"Go to bed. Tired is stupid."
(Kurremkarmerruk to Ged)
Ursula K. Le Guin, _A Wizard of Earthsea_ (Earthsea Cycle, #1), Ch. 3

On Mar 23, 2016 10:55 AM, "Joel Berson" <berson at att.net> wrote:
> Seems like the Wikipedia article, section "History", should be updated
... =
> from 1983 to the 1870s.=C2=A0 Mark?

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