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A Google Groups search ( comes up with more than 100 pages of posts in alt.callahans with this usage. I know from my own participation in the group (ca. 1992-1996) that it was a current and well-established term at that time, and it was generally accepted in the group to be an alt.callahans coinage used in this sense. I've never seen, and can't find, any earlier verifiable use of the term elsewhere on the Net. Sam (a.c: SamIAm) 19:28, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

It probably needs independent cites, i. e. usage anywhere other than the alt.callahans newsgroup, as per our CFI. -- Prince Kassad 19:30, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Well, that's just the thing: I thought we were discussing its origin, not whether it's in use elsewhere. As it happens, there are other cites, although a number of them circle back to the alt.callahans source.

And that's only a fast sample. Sam (a.c: SamIAm) 19:41, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Cited. The earliest hits I could find are all from alt.callahans, and that group seems to be the term's most prolific user, but I also found uses in various other newsgroups. (The def could use a bit of work, though. Right now it's as much etymology as definition.) —RuakhTALK 02:50, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

RFV passed.RuakhTALK 03:14, 1 February 2011 (UTC)


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Some of this is probably etymology rather than definition. —RuakhTALK 03:15, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Better? Maybe use nodot=1 and then {{gloss|an absence due to disconnection}}. Mglovesfun (talk) 22:48, 1 February 2011 (UTC)