Under the Wire

You heard it here first

 

April 26, 2023



Ever wonder where the term “online” originated? Most will answer, “Well, that’s an easy question, it began with the internet.” While many have claimed to have first thought up that monster, the truth is “online” goes way further back than the computer age. If any one person is responsible for coining the term, only one, Judge Roy Bean, can be given the title. This traveling circuit judge had another nickname which made him most famous, “The Hanging Judge.” It seems that a majority of his court cases ended in a guilty verdict, accompanied by the obvious sentence.

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