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nfriedman commented on the list woty18
January 5, 2018
nfriedman commented on the word swag
There are many Urban Dictionary entries for "swag," most having to do with promotional merchandise distributed at concerts, trade shows, conferences, and awards shows. Probably related to older definition of "loot"; attempts at backronyms (Stuff We Are Given, Shit We All Get) are almost certainly spurious. Secondary Urban Dictionary definition--"the way one carries oneself"--may derive from "swagger."
June 8, 2009
nfriedman commented on the word couplecore
Couplecore: Indie rock bands centered on a romantic pair. See New York Times brief review of The Rosebuds, 4/17/09: http://tinyurl.com/q8s4py
(Formed by comparison with hardcore, softcore, mumblecore, nerdcore, bubblecore, etc.)
nfriedman commented on the word kvell
Yiddish: to beam with pride; to gloat; to exult. From German quellen, "to gush." In a sentence: "My son is a doctor AND a lawyer! I'm kvelling!"
June 3, 2009
nfriedman commented on the list computer-science-meets-religion
Uh...that should have been RELIGIOUS wars (frozen fingers).
December 12, 2008
Agnostic (as in "platform-agnostic)
Evangelist (as in "technology evangelist)
Reigious wars (Mac vs. PC)
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