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32 What is a "Merkin"?




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This article is from the Pratchett Newsgroups FAQ, by Orin Thomas orin@lspace.org with numerous contributions by others.

32 What is a "Merkin"?


Merkin is an affectionate name used by some of the denizens of
alt.fan.pratchett for citizens of the United States. If you want
to know what the word really means I suggest that you consult a good
dictionary.

Apparently on one of the larger US networks AFP's newsgroup description
says "Book signings and the sale of Merkins". One unfortunate
actually posted asking where could he order a merkin. Apparently he needed
one due to an embarrasing personal problem.

No one on AFP sells Merkins. (although it could signal a strange new
diversification of the CMOT Briggs enterprise :-). CMOT replied that
he didn't really want to explain all this to the British Postal Service.

 

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