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Personal Goals: To split infinitives, verbify nouns, create pointless backronyms, and revel in punnery.


Jul
5
comment Why is WFM used for “working from home”?
I've seen 'wfh' degenerate to 'wtf' a few times.
Jul
5
comment What is the error called when two letters are mistakenly swapped?
xp is the 'transpose' command in the text editor vi
Mar
28
comment Origin of the word “cum”
@oosterwal: Acknowledged. 'Scum' did come* to mean ejaculate in some contexts, but not, apparently, in a timeframe that would have influenced this spelling. [* No pun intended. Really.]
Mar
28
comment Origin of the word “cum”
@oosterwal: etymonline.com/index.php?search=scumbag&searchmode=none
Mar
28
comment What does “pregnant pause” mean?
Although if overused, it loses its effect, and becomes little more than a catchphrase.
Feb
12
comment Is there a correct gender-neutral, singular pronoun (“his” versus “her” versus “their”)?
"Singular 'they' enjoys a long history" indeed! It was good enough for King James, it's good enough for me: itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003485.html
Feb
1
comment Is it Web site or website?
@Alex, that would explain the ringing in my ears every time I look at it. Please forgive my contrived example, but I'm leaving it because I can't think of a better one.
Jan
31
comment Why is “ass” considered obscene?
+1 "Why is any word considered obscene?" My sister refuses to say "butt" when referencing anatomy. She says "bottom."
Jan
31
comment What does the British idiom “taking the piss” mean?
Btw, I couldn't find any guidelines for a vulgarity threshold, and other questions have already used this word, so I didn't obscure it, e.g. "p*ss".