OT: _ factoids _
|From:||Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>|
|Date:||Friday, August 4, 2000, 18:17|
In a message dated 2000/08/04 03:00:10 PM, Jcowan you wrote:
>ObLang: I find it interesting how "factoid" has mutated from the original
>sense of "false but widely believed statement" to the CNN sense of
>"true but little-known statement".
Yep, exactly. Factoids like these are annoying and - in a perverse way -
amusing... sorta like urban myths like crocodiles in sewers, poodles/cats
dried in microwaves, etc..