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· Naughties
· · 2003
· · · July
· · · · 26 (2 entries)

Nasty Neologisms · A cou­ple of new us­ages have come across my radar, both from the wrong side of the English-language track­s. Many have said that English is, rel­a­tive to oth­er lan­guages, poorly-supplied with ob­scen­i­ties and im­pre­ca­tion­s. So let’s wel­come a cou­ple that have ar­rived in the last decade, and they’re not just stan­dalone word­s, they have com­bi­na­to­ri­al po­ten­tial, which is even bet­ter. Here­with a sur­vey of new us­ages based around the Old English root ass, and a look at what is as far as I can tell a rel­a­tive­ly new base for­m, frick ...
 
Nuke The Past · I have a mere 20G drive on my early-vintage Pow­erBook and it’s get­ting a lit­tle bit ful­l. I want­ed to in­stall Keynote (which I had to buy in a box, couldn’t down­load, how twentieth-century) and it’s a hog. So I just fin­ished nuk­ing Vir­tu­al PC and the OS 9 Ap­pli­ca­tions fold­er. Got me back a ton of disk space, and felt good too. For some rea­son it won’t let me re­move the OS 9 sys­tem fold­er.
 
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