- Sep 30, 2018
What’s the origin of the term “catch the bus?” When was it first used on a suicide forum & was the person referencing something?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alt.suicide.holidayso what is/was ASH?
Me too. I assumed it was a reference to something in literature or a movie or something.Until googling it just now, I always thought the term was far older than the internet even is. "Kick the bucket"...…."catch the bus"...…"take the pipe"...… I thought it was a really old term, because I always knew what it meant. But apparently it would appear as though it originated on ASH. But I've never even used ASH lol so idk if I heard it somewhere else online back in the day, or what.
I agree 100%. I took a quick look a few days ago looking for an old forum that was taken down, and cesspool describes it well.
Alt Suicide Holiday
Great information, thank you!!I was using ASH from the early to mid 2000s and although I could have a guess,I cannot be sure how the term arose. But I will ask the few ASHers available whether they know.
There was also a newsgroup at one time called #Alt.suicide.bus.stop and also a couple of chatrooms with the same name.
This link gives a little bit of ASH history although it was itself written in 2010 by which time,ASH was on the descent to where it is now.
Great information, thank you!!
OH! have it. I checked and I was right.
Hilarious ASH history!
First there was "Bobroshi" arguing we were all witches for a crazy page called £liberty to the captives"
here's the original argument with them: https://alt.usenet.kooks.narkive.co...rid-themselves-of-boboroshi-nagasiva-yronwode
Then there's argument with their representative "Lisa Ruby". We all said our bit to her so you;ll have to follow the links to find that info: http://www.libertytothecaptives.net/ash_busstop_tohell_intro.html
Notice the "bus stop to hell" reference. That's because somewhere in there,we were all supposed to be getting the bus to hell according to them.
The mad part is they are still harping on about it to this day. Along with a whole crazy list of people they accuse of being witches too. Some are not great people,some are just unlucky but that lot running and updating that page are completely bonkers!!!!! https://libertytothecaptives.net/
It's surely only a matter of time before this site pops up on that list.