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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.. Z