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Paul Andinach pandinac at tartarus.uwa.edu.au
Tue Aug 22 21:52:03 EDT 2000

On Tue, 22 Aug 2000, Parks Family wrote:

> > In one of the lessons Vivian had with Professor Wossname,
> Oooooooooooooooh!  This is a really stupid message, but I'm just
> excited, because I've never actually seen anyone use the word
> "wossname" outside of a terry pratchett book before, and I thought
> he made it up.

He didn't make it up; it's a common metasyntactic variable in the UK.

On the other hand, I didn't start using it regularly until I became a
Pratchett fan. :)

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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