[thechat] Naet Rscheerach!

Martin martin at easyweb.co.uk
Tue Sep 23 18:05:15 CDT 2003

On Tue, 23 Sep 2003, David Wagner wrote:

> On Monday, September 22, 2003, at 05:11  PM, Seb wrote:
>  > So, do portspevice ddas trun up to paternal, prenatal, or parental
> ceslass? (or all of tehm?)
>           ^^^^^^^^^^^
> Ooh! Good one... that had me stumped for a minute.
> This was posted on Slashdot a few days ago, and the "research at
> Cambridge" statement is of questionable validity.

Damn, damn, damn - left my copy of the Times on the train which
namechecked the original 2 bits of research.

"The theory behind the e-mail has been traced to a 1999 Nature article and
a 1976 dissertation from the University of Nottingham written by Graham
Rawlinson of Aldershot."


"Names, once they are in common use, quickly
 become mere sounds, their etymology being
 buried, like so many of the earth's marvels,
 beneath the dust of habit." - Salman Rushdie

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