Saturday, August 26, 2006
H.R.H. the Queen of the World Linguistics Wrestling Federation, the Duchess of Edited Posts, the Empress of Word Acupuncture herself, has graciously consented to provide some further insight into the really weird roots of some of the Bad Words from August 24th. Her conclusions:
my screnn: Refers to an old-fashioned low-resolution CGA monitor. Remember those? Made PacMan look like high def? This is a cute play on words, combining 'screen' and 'Renaissance', implying that one's monitor is so low-tech it could date from the 1500s.
negotitions: To use one's well-developed body parts to aid business discussions. See 'Erin Brockovich' -- "They're called boobs, Ed."
sorbriquet: One of the broken pieces of charcoal at the bottom of the bag.
emotins: The Tin Woodsmen of emoticons.
Ungerground railroad: A secret but obsessively neat secret escape path. For the opposite, see Madisonsecret Passage.
And there you have it, a succinct and definitive analysis of the roots and origins of some truly Bad Words. Word! Thank you, Dream.