From: David Griffith (dgriffi.ultrix6.cs.csubak.edu)
Subject: Re: 940-03
Carla Levy (clevy.hussle.harvard.edu) wrote:
:Kirsten Chevalier <kirsten.spike.wellesley.edu> writes:
: > whose supervisor at the computer cluster where she works left a Virtual Pet on the front desk for her and her cow-orkers to play with
: Kirsten, you may enjoy making fun of these people, and you may not even like them very much, but "cow-orkers" is just a terrible thing to call them. Have you ever actually seen any of them orking a cow?
"Ork" is an alternate spelling of "orc"... You know; those stock nasty piggish monsters usually found in the employ of evil wizards. They're rumored to be the result of a series of experiments to combine humans with swine, but something went horribly wrong and the result was a bunch of stupid creatures which only coincidentally are able to talk. After this wizard created the orcs, he started ranching as penance. Of course, how could he do this without his magic? Using the original human-pig spell, he reworked it to combine dairy cattle with swine. This met with some success, so it was applied to beef cattle as well. Not knowing what else to call his new creations, he called them "cow-orcs".
From: Paul (zymurge_ululating_auntyhistamine.mindspring.com)
Subject: Re: 946-07: photocopying
Richard.molerat.demon.co.uk (Richard Wilson) wrote:
>Contrary to popular belief, the British do not really have a sense of homour.
As usual, you missed the point. Nobody ever said the British have a sense of humor. We said you *talk* funny.
From: Ian Davis (davis.licre.ludwig.edu.au)
Subject: Re: The Awesome Wisdom of the Oracle (from Digest 948)
Tom Tom Harrington wrote:
> It gets worse, though. The headers included:
> > X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 4.71.1712.3
> > X-Mimeole: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V4.71.1712.3
Well, at least they're getting more careful with their acronyms after the Active Streaming Socket OLE fiasco.
From: Robin Harrison (rahar8.student.monash.edu.au)
Subject: Re: SOUNDS UNBELIEVABLE...
uceless.your.micron.trousers.net (Old but not uceless) wrote:
>To email me, you must first remove your trousers.
I tried that but it didn't work. What's next? Socks? Shoes? Shirt?
I hope this won't become a game of strip poker - I am really bad at that. I should learn the rules.