[bit.listserv.gaynet] what is soc.motss?

henry@GARP.MIT.EDU (Henry Mensch) (02/08/90)

it's a floor wax...

it's a dessert topping...

it's a usenet newsgroup...

only the last one is true.  motss stands for "members of the
same sex" ... a clever way (at the time) for saying "lesgay"
without actually saying "lesgay" ... unfortunately, most people
still don't know why it's called soc.motss.

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AGAPE%UNCVM1.BITNET@MITVMA.MIT.EDU (Theo Theocharis) (02/08/90)

     How do we sign to the 'members of the same sex network?