Irony Dectectors (WAS: Ph.D.'s)

Subject: Irony Dectectors (WAS: Ph.D.'s)
From: "Elaine R. Firestone" <elaine -at- CALVAL -dot- GSFC -dot- NASA -dot- GOV>
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 1996 10:15:48 -0500

Hi all. The recent problem we had between Yvonne and Steve (about one of
them not knowing the other was being ironic and almost starting a flame
war) prompts me to write this. On another list I subscribe to
(COPYEDITING-L) we actually _have_ an "irony detector" developed by our
very own Geoff Hart (he's on this other list too). It's "Fe", as in the
chemical symbol for iron (get it? iron? irony?) We usually write it as
<Fe> much as we write <g> for "grin". Try it! It works!

An unsolicited testimonial.

Hope everyone has a great New Year's.


Elaine R. Firestone
elaine -at- calval -dot- gsfc -dot- nasa -dot- gov
elaine -at- seawifs -dot- gsfc -dot- nasa -dot- gov

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