On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 20:55:47 +0100, Marco Cimarosti
<marco.cimarosti@...> wrote:

> Nicholas Bodley wrote:
>> "Qalamities" would be pronounced more or less like "calamities" in
>> English! Not sure who first used "Qalamite[s]", but I like the term.
(Fixed my typo)

> Come on, Nicholas, don't be over modest! :-)

Well, I thought so, but wasn't certain enough to make the claim.

> According to Qalam's archive, the term "Qalamites" first appeared in a
> message from *you*, dating January 22, 2003:
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/qalam/message/1116

Aha. Thank you; I was lazy.

Especially during the recent political campaign, I invented a few slogans
that seemed pretty good, although there surely was no shortage of them.
Even when matters are horribly askew, I'd prefer to keep politics out of
Qalam, and I'm sure Seshat requires that, iirc. At least, commentary
within a .sig seems to be unrestricted. (Mine has been edited to include
pre-election items, for this message.)

Ystävällisin terveisin,

Nicholas Bodley /*|*\ Waltham, Mass. (No, I don't know Suomi.)
Thou shalt not think! (Before voting)
Bush for mayor -- of Crawford, Texas
(I didn't say *which* Bush...)