Re: Time Out You Guys!

Tibor Benke (benke@SFU.CA)
Fri, 13 Oct 1995 09:18:09 -0700

Karl Schwerin wrote on October 11, 1995:

>Bill, I appreciate your confusion. The first time I heard "pomo" it came
>from a historian, and I thought he was referring the the Calif. Indian
>group! It took awhile for me to figure out what he was talking about. I
>have figured out that BTW (btw) means "by the way," but am still puzzled
>by IMHO. Maybe someone else on the net can clarify that one for us.
>Yes, a definition of "troll" would be helpful. My guess is that
>"thingee" was either a typo, or an idiosyncratic sarcasm (as you

I think IMHO stands for In My Humble Opininion. It allows one to write
things not fully supported by evidence. IMHO this is a very useful
thingee? IMHO Deliberate typos can function admirably to camuflauge actual
typos and also demonstrate the irrationality of english orthographic
conventions which, in turn, function mainly to maintain class distinctions
rather then communication.

Laborfalvi Benke Tibor Tibor Benke
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Burnaby, B.C., Canada Department of Sociology
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