Re: PC World - <shock>
Thu, 13 Dec 2001 11:57:58 GMT
D.M. Procida wrote on 13/12/01 9:00 am > James Savage wrote: > >> Today I was told I'm not allowed to use the term 'disabled'... oh >> the irony... > > So what are you supposed to say? > > I think now might be the time to start using terms like 'fucking > cripple' instead. As in "I'm going to 'fucking cripple' my buggy extensions to stop them crashing my Mac"? "Differently Able" is the US sick making PC terminology
Declaration of Not Murdering Language
Tue, 19 Feb 2002 09:34:39 GMT
Preamble Whereas clarity is the foundation for the possibility of communication between individuals, Whereas the aesthetic properties of the written word are indivisible from its communicative function, Whereas the cultural diversity of the Internet community is one of its greatest assests, Whereas a spirit of cultural tolerance is essential to the quality of communication on the Internet, Whereas a common understanding of these values and principles is of the greatest importance for the full realization of this pledge, Now, therefore uk.comp.sys.mac proclaims this Declaration of Not Murdering Language as a common standard of achievement for all those who read the newsgroup, to the end that every individual, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these principles and by progressive measures to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance Article 1. All words have a spelling. Article 2. No word shall be wilfully abused unless it's funny. Article 3. 'App' is not a legitimate word. Article 4. It is not acceptable to abbreviate words to single letters which sound like them.
Re: Flash MX
Mon, 15 Apr 2002 16:42:39 +0000 (UTC)
Woody wrote: > > The Dutch railway system is great but they will insist on putting up signs > in Dutch! Instant Dutch: Lesson one: all verbs are the English verb with the letters 'ge' stuck in front: gepark, gereserve, etc. All other words are anagrams of English, or sound exactly the same as English if they are spoken by a Dutchman. Lesson two: There is no more you need to know, except that they still quite like the British and are no afraid to show it. Oh, and they all speak at least six other languages.
Re: Dumb Sherlock Question/ Mac 'Help' rant
Mon, 07 Jul 2003 14:39:12 +0100
In article <rpg14-A0ECF0.firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Richard P. Grant" wrote: > In article <email@example.com>, > Elliott Roper wrote: > > >  please god, tell me I got that apostrophe right. > > Dear Elliott, > > You got that apostrophe right. > > love, > > God. Seconded regards Satan
Mon, 15 Mar 2004 16:42:58 +0000
Woody wrote: > maybe microsoft will loose the source code to Word 5.1 Was that a deliberate mistake? My funnybone has been tickled either way. opens cage "Go, source code, run wild and free!". -z-
J. Simon van der Walt
Re: Detached ghosts in the uplink? [OT]
10 May 2004 19:26:07 GMT
zoara wrote: > J. Simon van der Walt wrote: > > [entirety snipped] > > I love the subject line. Sounds like a William Gibson title. Cor, ta! "...van der Walt, whose work has been compared to that of William Gibson..." Pity I'm a composer and not an author. Or that Gibson isn't a composer. Or something.
Fri, 16 Jul 2004 19:57:42 +0100
Elliott Roper wrote: > I just live with misplaced carets in Lucida Grande here in Thoth. Imagine that sentence anywhere but here. Otherwise: 'It was a dark night when I arrived in Thoth. I stopped in the sleaze-ridden border town of Lucida Grande, where I was obliged to share accommodation with carets who had come from far and wide, on the run from communities which had never accepted them. They had long since forgotten the way home. I stayed for five years.' Or something. :-)
Fri, 16 Jul 2004 20:30:06 +0100
Eh Senôr, you wann meet meet my Çedilla? Verr, young, verr clean. Sans serif.
In article <1grj04r.1l6y3nlq5ft2eNfirstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com (Jon B) wrote:
> It is all in the art of shortening the text to fit it all in the 160 > character limit, to either a) save credit b) from the days you could > only send a single text at a time not these new fangled link texts.
Or say stuff that's only 160 characters long. The most important phrases of all time will fit a phone text:
"I did not have sexual relations with that woman." - Bill Clinton "Go, go. go!" - Commander of SAS team storming Iranian embassy "The Lady's not for turning." - Rt Hon. *guess who* "There are knowns, there are unknowns and there are known unknowns." - Donald Rumsfeld TW.T "I have become comfortably numb." - Pink Floyd (and now, I hear to my horror, the fscking Scissor Sisters) "We will fight on the beaches, we will fight them on the landing grounds; we will never surrender." - Rt Hon. Winston Churchill "I have a dream." - Martin Luther King "The boot is on the other Schumacher." - Murray Walker "We have had an annas horriblis." HRH Queen Elizabeth II "I find it better to use freshly grated parmesan/nutmeg [delete as appropriate]." - Delia Smith "I found it on eBay." - Weird Al Yankovich "You're stealing from me." - Steve Jobs "Ningnningningningng... ningnininignging..." - Crazy Frog