SPOILER for _Dragon_...what's up with Vlad, again?

Mon Feb 17 22:09:23 PST 2003

At 10:18 PM 2/17/2003 -0500, Natarajan Krishnaswami wrote:
>On Mon, Feb 17, 2003 at 07:04:08PM -0800, Steven Brust wrote:
> > A good case in point would be slashovers, which could be used brilliantly
> > in the Old Days of fanzines and apa-hacking, but quite properly never made
> > their way into general literature.
><ignorance category="jargon">
>What's a slashover?

An artifact of the typewriter.  Words or phrases "struck out" with a slash 
so they could still be read, the humor coming from the idea that the author 
had first written something and then changed his mind, but you could see 
his original thought.

"You'll be at Westercon?  Great! I look forward to s/e/d/u/c/i/n/g/ meeting