Posthaste as an oxymoron

Subject: Posthaste as an oxymoron
From: Richard Mateosian <srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 1995 23:30:01 -0700

The term "post" pertains to the mail system, and most people's opinion of
its speed is revealed by the popularity of the term "snail mail." Thus,
posthaste becomes a one-word oxymoron in the same sense that military
intelligence is an oxymoron. It's a joke. ...RM


Dr. Richard Mateosian Freelance Technical Writer srm -at- c2 -dot- org
Review Editor, IEEE Micro Vice President, STC Berkeley Chapter


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