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Re: mao

From: Tim Reeves
Subject: Re: mao
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 14:58:11 -0700

> >
> > So when I write "Mao", it has *nothing* to do with chairman mao.
> >
> Ah -- finally I get an explanation of "mao" in the writings of Graham.
> Obviously the M in WTM has just as much meaning as the F in WTF, but I have
> never before been able to find out when or why "mao" began to be used in
> place of less acceptable expletives.  Thanks for the explanation (and thanks
> for using "mao" instead of the other version!)

In other circles, MAO = monoamine oxidase.
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