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jconway commented on the word icker
a head of grain.
July 5, 2009
jconway commented on the word skype
" So somewhere a few years ago, the creators of SKYPE, needed to come up with a name for their service. One of the names they came up with was "Sky peer-to-peer", which got soon shortened to "Skyper". But as happens in the Internet world, some of the domain names associated with "skyper" were already taken, so they thought what the heck, let's just drop the "r" and make it "Skype". It sounded good and the domains were available."
Initially the name didn't make sense to many people. (Probably still doesn't.) They go "Skype, what is that? A bird? Or a disease?" But after people learn about what Skype can do for them, the name seems to kind of work."
jconway commented on the word apple
Apple Computers got its name from founder Steve Jobs' favorite fruit.
jconway commented on the word gloze
Gloze is noun meaning an explanatory note in the margin. Related to glossary perhaps?
jconway commented on the word gyrovague
A gyrovague is a wandering monk from the early Middle Ages. They were despised for their practice of selling fake relics.
jconway commented on the word sarcle
Sarcle is to weed or control the growth of weeds.
jconway commented on the word gubbertushed
Gubber-tushed or gubbertushed is the condition of having buck teeth.
jconway commented on the list says-you-words
Sarcle is a verb meaning to weed or clear of weeds.
Gloze is noun meaning an explanatory note in the margin.
Grace used a strigil on her neck after finishing the race.
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