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I will speak out in favor of all the performants who are doing
such valuable work in our mines on the Outer Planets.
I remain firmly opposed to allowing them to visit Earth, however.
(In response to: )
> No one has yet spoken out in favor of "performant". (I think
> "Good God" was the most positive reaction.) I will attempt
> to stop this neologism before it spreads.
> Incidentally, I looked up "neologism" in my dictionary and found
> "1. A newly coined word, phrase, or expression.
> 2. A meaningless word or phrase coined or used by a psychotic."
> I just thought you'd find that interesting, and perhaps even relevant
> to the discussion. ;->
> Laura Johnson * lauraj -at- fc -dot- hp -dot- com * Hewlett Packard NSMD * Ft. Collins, CO
> "You have to remember that American publishers believe that their readers
> are Spam-sucking trailer trash who'll buy whatever's shoved on the stand at
> the local store, and it embarrasses them when they take an interest."
> - Terry Pratchett