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Topic: 3) Return to sender (1 of 2), Read 49 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Barbara Wallraff (msgrammar@theatlantic.com)
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 1999 09:02 AM

Terry Elliott, of Apple Valley, Minn., writes: "'Unsubscribe': is that the best we can do? You 'cancel a subscription' to a magazine or other tree-based periodical, but you 'unsubscribe' to an electronic newsletter. Can't we do better than this, just adding the ubiquitous 'un-' thing? How about a word that says 'Cancel my previously registered request for electronic stuff'?"

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Topic: 3) Return to sender (2 of 2), Read 27 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Joss Randall (joss@yahoo.com)
Date: Tuesday, September 21, 1999 05:23 AM

Your last word provides a response. To cancel you can say "stuffit".


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