· 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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