Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
1972, short for tits and ass (a phrase attributed to Lenny Bruce), in reference to U.S. mass media; earlier it was medical shorthand for "tonsils and adenoids" (1942).
The computer operator who manages a computer bulletin board, a computer display where those with access may get or convey information: People look up to the sysop
[1980s+ Computer; fr system operator]
Rural areas; the BOONDOCKS, the RHUBARBS (1920+ Show business)