Re: Time Out You Guys!

karl h schwerin (schwerin@UNM.EDU)
Wed, 11 Oct 1995 16:00:53 -0600

On Mon, 9 Oct 1995, William T. Vickers wrote:

> While Anthro-L is a lively forum, I'm beginning to feel like a hick who
> isn't privy to the insiders' jargon. I think I just figured out that
> "pomo" means postmodernism. If not, please straighten me out. "Thingee" I'm
> not so sure about. Is this the same as "phenomenon," or is there some
> sarcastic bent to it? Is a "troll" like bait that people may rise to?
> Just asking!
> It's a brave new world.
> --Bill Vickers

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

Karl Schwerin SnailMail: Dept. of Anthropology
Univ. of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131

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