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Posted: 11 June 2012 06:25 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Posted: 11 June 2012 12:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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SCSI, n. Pronounced like skuzzy, this acronym refers to small computer systems interface, a high-speed connection between the computer and peripheral devices.

Of course, in certain circumstances, geeks preferred to pronounce “SCSI” as ”sexy.”

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Posted: 11 June 2012 04:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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dweeb, n. The OED has this derogatory term, equivalent to nerd, from 1982, although the Historical Dictionary of American Slang records citations dating back to 1968. The word may be a blend of dwarf and feeb, an slang term for a feeble person that dates to 1911.

… an slang term ... should be … a slang term ...

In the June portion:

... only garnering ratifications in 35 of the 38 states ...

That should be ... 38 states needed for ratification ... or some such.  What you have makes it look like there are only 38 states in the US.

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Posted: 12 June 2012 11:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Tiramisu

my choice of English translation for that charming word is “pull me over on top” - so fraught with delightful implications!

Turducken

I can only suppose that this name was made up by someone who hates food, or someone who hates people who enjoy food, or both. If I saw this word on a menu, I think I’d get up and go look for another place to eat.

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Posted: 13 June 2012 07:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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lionello - 12 June 2012 11:29 PM

Turducken

I can only suppose that this name was made up by someone who hates food, or someone who hates people who enjoy food, or both. If I saw this word on a menu, I think I’d get up and go look for another place to eat.

I think this dish was pioneered by Chef Prudhomme in New Orleans. I always thought to be a joke, but the way to prepare it (the boning and stuffing of one animal inside the other) is trotted out on morning TV every Thanksgiving Holiday.

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