May 8th, 2002

Mike Schiller is from another planet

My co-worker, Mike Schiller, got some message with the acronym SBD and he just started cracking up.

I didn't get it.

So then he says, well, you know, when we were kids -- SBD -- Silent But Deadly.

And I still didn't get it.

So then he says, you know, a really bad but quiet fart.

Now, my memory is hazy from years of binge drinking, but I do not ever recall hearing, much less using, the acronym SBD to describe a fart. I believe I have heard the phrase Silent But Deadly, but only rarely.

Did this terminology originate after my formative years? And why are we talking about farts at work?