1994-08-01 - Re: GAK

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From: rah@shipwright.com (Robert Hettinga)
To: cme@tis.com (Carl Ellison)
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Message ID: <199408011850.OAA02292@zork.tiac.net>
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UTC Datetime: 1994-08-01 18:52:04 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 1 Aug 94 11:52:04 PDT

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From: rah@shipwright.com (Robert Hettinga)
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 94 11:52:04 PDT
To: cme@tis.com (Carl Ellison)
Subject: Re: GAK
Message-ID: <199408011850.OAA02292@zork.tiac.net>
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At  2:23 PM 8/1/94 -0500, Paul Ferguson wrote:

>Sorry, can't. GAK (tm) is already trademarked by Nickelodeon for that
>nice, slimy green stuff that my kids manage to get into the carpet.  ,-)

I believe you'll find that substance in the OED under: "GACK, n., 1.)
putrid excrescence used as a visual emetic for prepubescent american
television viewers. 2.) a rational human's response to american republican
platform planks regarding abortion since 1980, 3.) the sound made when
civil libertarians contemplate any cryptographic scheme using government
access to keys (see GAK)"

Robert Hettinga

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