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Used to define an email thread that becomes unmanageable, unending, and painful. A defining element of any circle swirl, is the fact that the initial question is gunned down by eroneous crap; causing the person w/the inquiry to leverage telephony to address the problem.
Darrin emailed his colleague Eileen for assistance with a work related problem. Unfortunately, Darrin cc'd his project team and an email swirl ensued. Darrin had to finally call Eileen directly, to obtain the needed response.

by John Spenker March 04, 2008
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Used to define an email thread that becomes unmanageable, unending, and painful. A defining element of any circle swirl, is the fact that the initial question gunned down by eroneous crap, causing the person w/the inquiry to leverage telephony to address the problem.
Darrin emailed his colleague Eileen for assistance with a work related problem. Unfortunately, Darrin cc'd his project team and an email swirl ensued. Darrin had to finally call Eileen directly, to obtain the needed response.

by John Spenker March 04, 2008
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