[joe-frank-list] San Francisco performance

Matthew Shepherd matthewshepherd at hotmail.com
Sun Jan 2 04:10:26 PST 2005

>p.s. Google isn't a great friend when you ask it about numbers.  What's
>"that's a 30!" mean?

Hi Mike,

Well, in the old-old-old days, newspaper reporters used to end stories (I 
THINK stories they were sending by telegram, but I'm not 100% on that) with 
XXX to indicate that there was nothing else coming. After a while, the 
triple-X got "slanged" into its Roman numeral equivalent of "30".

There are a few other theories about why "30" is used, but that's the one I 
heard first and most often.

- Matt

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