At least when you're picking your e-mail addy, 'cos you'll get a helluva lot more UCE-spam as Aardvark@[domain]than as Zebra@[domain] -- and hugely less if your name starts with a number. (Why the numbers? It's a droid thing, you wouldn't understand).
Interesting research, forwarded to me as such things often and usefully are by the Fer-de-Lance, amateur and inadvertent rat-rancher, audiophile and cow-orker. Er, co-worker.
1. I been on th'Net a looooong time, when "Pine Is Not Elm" made sense to a lot of folks at e-mail time, Usenet was where the kewl kids hung out and "spam" was massively crossposted and usually crudely commercal crap in the newsgroups. That other stuff is "Unwanted Commercial E-mail," but who'd chomp on that when it could be spam instead? Nobody. Face it, we feed our language on table scraps.
2. It rhymes with "Debra." Yes it does too.
2 months ago