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  • Even though my husband likes to joke with me that I am addicted to what he calls "the daily snailpaper" - which usually arrives on our doorstep with news that is 12 hours late; sorry but that's the truth for all snailpapers today!

    Taipei Times

  • I see by the snailpapers that Thomas Friedman, visiting Taiwan this week, told his audience in Taipei: "I'm gonna tell you a secret.

    Information Liberation

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  • Derived from snail-mail.

    December 24, 2009

  • snailpaper as listed in UrbanDictionary

    (n.) - the print edition of the daily newspaper which arrives in the morning on your doorstep with news that is already old and stale by at least 12 hours

    "I am sick and tired of reading the snailpaper edition of the New York Times! By the time it arrives, the front page is already old news. I much prefer reading the Times online website with the up-dated news as it happens."

    -- overheard at a bar in the East Village in Manhattan, November 15, 2009

    December 24, 2009