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November 06, 2003



The woman baffled by "luddite" has closed her comments thread now, because people were "saying mean things." Actually, they were a lot nicer than I was going to say, namely, "lady, you are a frickin' idiot."

Mitch Mills

She definitely picked the wrong example for her little rant, which was already incoherent enough.

While reading it I kind of pictured her as Emily Litella, that Gilda Radner character on SNL who went into tirades about, e.g. the deaf penalty, soviet jewelry, endangered feces, or the Eagle Rights Amendment.

Except that when everybody on the comments thread was mean by pointing out that the word wasn't really all that obscure/snobby/etc., she didn't retire meekly with a "never mind".

Instead she kept insisting (in between hitting the ban button) that she had asked practically every person on the North American continent (or at least all the blue collar ones), and not a single one of them had ever heard of that dumb old word "luddite".

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