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ORIGINS OF HAMSPEAK, CQ, 73, DX, etc.
Somebody wrote: Actually "73" was a term the old telegraph operators would use back in the old west days. It meant that they owned a Winchester 1873 rifle (their most prized possession) and that when they died they would give it to the other operator. Hense '73' meant I will will you my 73 rifle. '73s' meant you had more than one rifles that you would give to them (they were a really good friend.).
amateur  radio  ham  slang  telegraphy  history  archive  folklore 
may 2014 by driscoll
MMO Week: Industry has been irresponsible with kids // News // GamesIndustry.biz
"We know the limits of technology, even though I would put our filtering software up against anybody's, especially because of that human element - we're adding 500 to 1000 words every day to the filters, simply because of slang that works its way into the
mmorpg  kids  censorship  language  slang  mmo  gaming 
may 2008 by driscoll

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