On Friday, June 18, 2004, 1:57:32 AM, James wrote:

> Michael Campbell wrote:
>> Not to be a pedant, but it means whatever the population wants it to
>> mean.  But I'll agree, the popular meaning has gradually shifted from
>> "crashed due to big /. traffic" to "will almost certainly crash, it's
>> been listed on /." to  just, "it's been listed on /.".
>> 


> Odd.  This is the first time I've ever heard it used to mean anything
> other than "overwhelmed by traffic due to a mention on /."

> (Maybe those using the alternative meaning are the same ones who think
> "begs the question" means "prompts one to ask.")

Or those who think "loose" is the opposite of "find"?

Gavin