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I think you'll find this is rooted in British culture too. I think you'll
find Derek is more than aware of it also.
There's room for humour on the list, but it's also supposed to be serious,
and certainly there's plently of people seriously (i.e. professionally)
interested in the subjects being discussed as much as there are interested
> From: Keith Henson
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> > >I think Aaron was pulling your leg
> >Ah, so it is _my_ leg?? Perhaps I'm not so paranoid after all if
> >else has also identified me as the target of the 'leg pull'.
> It is an American expression about joking, often at the expense of the
> clueless of those who take thing too seriously. Similar to the news group
> tradition of "trolling." It is sometimes aimed at a particular person,
> more often "bait" to see who will bite.
> Keith Henson
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