Saturday, August 26, 2006

Errata Sheet

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.


kanrei said...

You are on a full Saturday word crusade (I so hope I spelled that right).

Serena Joy said...

Heh. It's a dirty job but somebody has to do it. Maybe I'll be a Crusader when I grow up.

Your spelling was impeccable.:)

Anonymous said...

Heh, love your words gone bad, Serena. And like that you have added the dictionary on the side bar. Seems I remember a few weeks ago someone was complaining that some of the words you use are too big for them to understand. LOL!

Gotta love Miss Dream and her definitions! Always a hoot!

Serena Joy said...

Heh. I'd forgotten about the big words complaint. LOL. Thanks for the nice comment.

I'll pass your compliment along to Miss Dream as well. She'll get a hoot out of it.