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Venting Steam in the Blogosphere

July 29, 2005 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

Last month I overheard an exchange between the manager of a secondhand bookstore and one of his twentysomething employees.

"The bottom of this box is full of lit-crap."

"Well, just put it outside and keep the other books."

Apparently "lit-crap" is an...

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