Re: Sorry

From: Ziana Astralos (
Date: Thu Jul 12 2001 - 08:33:09 MDT

On Thu, 12 July 2001, Samantha Atkins wrote:
> What does "plonk" mean and what does it have to do
> with implying that the person posting that tirade
> speaks for the list? Judging from the responses,
> whoever it was definitely does not speak for the
> list.
" plonk excl.,vt.
[Usenet: possibly influenced by British slang 'plonk'
for cheap booze, or 'plonker' for someone behaving
stupidly (latter is lit. equivalent to Yiddish
'schmuck')] The sound a newbie makes as he falls to
the bottom of a kill file. While it originated in the
newsgroup talk.bizarre, this term (usually
written "*plonk*") is now (1994) widespread on Usenet
as a form of public ridicule. "

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