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82times commented on the word execute
Actual quote from an email at work yesterday:
"Let's get executed."
The person, of course, meant "let us execute the plan we have discussed" but I can't help but think there is something under the surface. Oh, the quiet desperation of CUBE LIFE.
June 20, 2009
82times commented on the word countenance
I thought this word had more to do with counting. i.e., the rhythm of one's speech, thoughts, etc., but I think I'm way off base.
I don't feel satisfied with the definitions I'm finding that all have to do with someone's face.
Is this related at all to physiognomy?
May 16, 2009
82times commented on the word up and adam
agreed with rolig here. I'd use at 'em rather than adam.
Ha--interesting thread popped up when I searched the web for "up and adam" as a phrase:
May 5, 2008
82times commented on the word cheesesteak
Neither Pat's nor Geno's were my favorite. To me, those represent a Platonic form, whereas the cheesesteaks I encountered were from reality. I especially liked the cheesesteaks from corner stores in my neighborhood--particularly Kimey's just south of the corner of 33rd and Spring Garden.
March 8, 2008
I used to live in Philadelphia (33rd and Spring Garden) and sometimes I really really really miss getting a cheesesteak. Whenever I go somewhere on the west coast has a "good" cheesesteak, there is disappointment; it might be "good," but it is no "cheesesteak."
March 6, 2008
82times commented on the word labyrinth
I was recently happy to discover that there are a few of these in the bay area where I live! Must plan a day of labyrinth walking soon.
labyrinth at Grace Cathedral Church
labyrinths at Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve
82times commented on the word presumptive
I was surprised to see this on CNN's election page attached to the image of McCain. Not that McCain's status as presumptive candidate is surprising, but that they chose this word. See also an annotated version of same image.
I don't see TV--are they using "presumptive" on the news? I would like that.
82times commented on the word ululate
I had to look this one up today after reading it in What is the What. I'm gonna keep this word, I like it.
November 11, 2007
82times commented on the word for the win
October 5, 2007
82times commented on the word selvage
yes. that is a more better wikipedia link. thank you. i understand what makes that kind of denim desirable.
September 29, 2007
ok, i read the wikipedia entry on this but am still confused. when i see this word on designer jeans on eBay, does it mean they're like, from the edge of the roll? seconds? unsalable? all of the above?
82times commented on the word trout
ahhhh. that's better. some true geekstas like me.
82times commented on the word ooto
me and my cube life gangsta homies just use ooo without the t.
September 28, 2007
John, you're the closest with the container cultural reference. The / is the operative character here.
82times commented on the word glitter
everybody's favorite font
I'm curious who among this crowd will get the connection this word has to...
82times commented on the user colleen
i just read you say *ramblehands* and I think that is great.
September 27, 2007
82times commented on the word rapt
I really love this word.
Q: How was the Low concert last night?
A: Man, I was rapt.
82times commented on the word typo
that works pretty well. i think i'll use that.
September 26, 2007
I'm looking for a word that means "a typo that changes the meaning of the surrounding idea."
Its something I do all the time. Here's some examples from recent iChat logs:
meant: I'm not gonna go there tonight.
typed: I'm not gonna go here tonight.
meant: you get an A for the trumpet
typed: you get an A for the trumped
meant: i like this one so far
typed: i like this one say far
meant: new york times
typed: new your times
Sometimes I find that its just a missed or mistyped letter, but other times its a word that I was going to write two sentences later, some kinda brain-bored-waiting-for-fingers thing.
Does anyone else wrestle with this?
82times commented on the word robocracy
Speaking of robots, did anybody else come across this freaky thing?
It could be described as a roboerototocracy.
82times commented on the word homepwnership
oh yes, and homepwnership is part of my overt plan to become a memesta.
82times commented on the word booty
"professor, what's another word for pirate treasure?"
September 24, 2007
82times commented on the word word
I love word (
82times commented on the word sparkline
Tufte made up this word and I like it. I'd like to use them more as they are tha bomb.
82times commented on the word berrypicking
from library/information science: used as a model to describe information seeking behavior. I think this article is where the coinage comes from.
I'm so totally amazed berrypicking has no Wikipedia article.
82times commented on the word chaordic
I enjoy chaordic very much.
I can see this being used as a system attribute that can be attained. i.e.,
It was long theorized that yada yada some complex system was chaordic. but this could not proved until Professor von Smarty Pants determined an algorithm that could predict the change patters of any element within some facet of that complex system.
September 22, 2007
82times commented on the word latte
I live in Silicon Valley, and am hence required by social contract to drink one of these every 90 minutes or so.
Any bets on how soon the first baby named Frappuccino will be born? Howard Schultz, founder and chairman of Starbucks says “we’re still in the embryonic stage�? of business growth. (???)
82times commented on the word misuse
In terms of words, misuse I think is becoming a shakier idea. Meanings of words change fast, and if an intended audience understands a particular usage, is there a misuse? Do others feel that language is becoming more adaptable as time goes by?
82times commented on the word meme
oh, meem, of course. there is no question about that. i'm just hoping i'm not part of the "widespread misuse." :!
September 21, 2007
i feel like i just got dissed.
82times commented on the user 82times
Mystery, Mr. Ra. 82 is a very special number to me. It's not necessarily about doing something 82 times, but about recognizing the times and "stuff" that surround the symbol 82. And no, it doesn't represent the year 1982 in any way.
Hopefully another deep-link reader like me will read this page one day and appreciate this very sentence.
Annoying maintenance/labor/money costs of owning a home. You may own the house, but the house pwns you.
Usage: Yeah, sure, you're building your equity or whatever, but you also have to fix plumbing, redo the roof, and mow the lawn. Homepwnership ain't for me, broseph.
82times commented on the word memesta
A digital gangsta who has a specific goal of spreading or popularizing a new unit of cultural information, and does so through a planned, concerted effort.
Usage: "Meme" becomes a more significant term for the info-saturation age based on how agile and fanned-out our new ways of "telling" are. Write about a meme on a popular blogging aggregate website and a potentially huge audience receives it. This may well usher in the era of the memesta.
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npydyuan commented on the user 82times
Leaving messages for future deep-link readers.... I love that thought! Reminds me of the initials carved in stone the explorers in Jules Verne's Journey to the Centre of the Earth found, shortly before being volcanically puked back up to the outside world.
reesetee commented on the user 82times
Maybe we don't want to know. ;-)
john commented on the user 82times
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