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CHAT: The verb "to post" (was Re: CHAT: opposite of "verneinen")

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Thursday, May 13, 2004, 18:22
On Thu, 13 May 2004 13:19:21 -0400, <jcowan@...> wrote:

> The verb "to post", meaning to send to a mailing list or > to Usenet, is different from these; I think it was meant to suggest > nailing a public notice to a lamp-post.
Hm. I've seen "to post" in pre-Internet Explosion days for physical notice boards, i.e. slabs of cork with associated bits of paper and drawing pins. It also crops up in the stock phrase "Post No Bills", which is British Officialese for "Please do not put up posters/papers/notices on this surface". Paul


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>