virus: Is it a He? Is it a She? Is it a chunk of flying rubber cheese? (was: virus: Andro-homo-gynes

Robin Faichney (
Tue, 4 May 1999 11:56:43 +0100

In message <>, Zloduska <> writes
>Robin wrote:
>>Both movements are eternal (or as eternal as civilised society): the old
>>safety-seekers versus the young excitement-seekers. As a middle-aged
>>(but young at heart!) man, I can see both sides.
>Jesus Pineapple! Speaking of "mind-fucks"... Robin, after all this time
>on the CoV mailing list, I could have SWORN that you were a woman. I
>always assumed that Robin was a female name. Whoa. I am really confused
>right now.

Ha! What a prescient Subject line that turned out to be!

>Don't feel bad, I get mistaken for a male while online all the time.

I don't feel at all bad. For one thing, I'm used to it from USAnians (over here Robin Hood tilts things the other way), and for another, I'm a bit of an androgyne myself, "on the side".

>Anyway, it doesn't matter what age you are. I'm sure there are plenty of
>eccentric old folks that are on "my" side, and a whole bunch of uptight and
>conservative young people.

Agreed. :-)