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  • noun Alternative spelling of code name.
  • verb transitive To give a codename to.


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code +‎ name



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  • "According to anonymous senior administration sources quoted in the New York Times, Obama decided to speed up a programme first launched by his predecessor, George W Bush, codenamed Olympic Games, whose aim was to use computer viruses to attack Iran's nuclear enrichment programme."

    – Peter Beaumont, "Obama 'sped up cyber-attacks on Iran's nuclear programme'", The Guardian, 1 June 2012.

    The lack of a hyphen in "codenamed" (read "code-named") here is annoying. I initially read this as "co-denamed" and imagined Bush and Obama together "denaming" this programme as Olympic Games. Why do people hate hyphens? Hyphens are our friends!

    June 1, 2012

  • I'm forever reading "coworkers" as "cow-orkers."

    June 1, 2012

  • and "cattleman" as as "catt-leman?"

    June 1, 2012

  • The orker and the leman should be friends,

    Ooooooh the orker and the leman should be friends.

    One man likes to herd a cow, the other likes to herd a cat,

    But that's no reason why they cain't be friends.

    Territory folks should stick together,

    Territory folks should all be chums,

    Lemen dance with the orkers' heifers,

    Orkers dance with the lemens' Persians.

    June 1, 2012

  • @ ruzuzu: Très whimsical. Love it!

    June 2, 2012

  • I would have never been so inspired. Now only the tune is needed for this tuned-in piece.

    June 2, 2012

  • *sn* *ort*

    June 2, 2012

  • Ruzuzu, I've have that song stuck in my head for three days now, thanks to you! I hope you're happy! *mock glare*

    June 6, 2012

  • Aw shucks. Thanks y'all.



    with its wings

    comes sweeping down the plain


    June 7, 2012