Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Word and Words
Interesting article on Slate today.
As a proud Linux/anti-MS snob, what Microsoft Word does is of little practical concern to me; I'm an OpenOffice man when it comes to fancified word-processing, and vi and KDE's Kate are enough for quick text-wrangling. Still, it's kind of neat to see the behind-the-curtain process by which some words are allowed officially-sanctioned-by-Microsoft status.
And as an aside, I hate the word "waitressing". May the first person to have introduced that into the lexicon be beaten about the buttocks with a wooden spoon.
That is all