Early friday humour

From: Henri Koukka (koukka@ltk.hut.fi)
Date: Wed May 24 2000 - 16:29:09 EEST

It was some time ago when folks had a flamy discussion about how some
people were mutilating english language on rp-ml (and I really don't want
to start it again). Somehow this poem reminded me of those days (and a few
other off-topic topics we have had...).

I shot a query into the net

I shot a query into the net.
I haven't got an answer yet,
But seven people gave me hell
And said I ought to learn to spell;

A posted message called me rotten
For ignoring mail I'd never gotten;
An angry message asked me, Please
Don't send such drivel overseas;

A lawyer sent me private mail
And swore he'd slap my ass in jail --
I'd mentioned Un*x in my gem
And failed to add the T and M;

One netter thought it was a hoax:
"Hereafter, post to net dot jokes!";
Another called my grammar vile
And criticized my writing style.

Each day I scan each Subject line
In hopes the topic will be mine;
I shot a query into the net.
I haven't got an answer yet ...

This was written by
John D. Moore


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