warchalking Matt’s Meme A sketchy


Matt’s Meme

A sketchy etymology (backwards) for Matt Jones’ astonishingly infectious ‘warchalking’. Warchalking: depression-era hobo private language married by Matt to > war-driving: Wi-Fi era update for > war-dialing: 1980s phreaker lingo for automatic redialing derived (really?) from > Wargames-dialing: from the 1983 film in which acoustically coupled teens nearly start a proper war > wargames: the much older word for battle simulated on a tabletop or on the training grounds…
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