Duck origins Code to S-Exp (#95)]

On Sep 24, 2006, at 5:43 PM, fprimus wrote:

Hal F. wrote:

The first time I heard the phrase was in 1980 or '81 when my friend
Jamie used it to me. I think that was long after Dirksen’s time,
but I’m not much on history.

I thought it came from: [snip… who cares?]

OT Guys… OT. Instead of polluting the quiz’s thread, change the
subject.

On Mon, Sep 25, 2006, Ryan D. wrote:

OT Guys… OT. Instead of polluting the quiz’s thread, change the
subject.

And compose a new message and copy/paste whatever you’re quoting, or
otherwise fix your headers, because otherwise MUAs that (correctly)
thread based on In-Reply-To: or References: will keep your message in
the thread you’re splitting from…

Ben

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