Monday, March 19, 2007


I don't know if this was an intentional pun or not, but I'm sitting in a V6 operations presentation at IETF right now, and this was the last bullet item on the slide. I like this word much better than wordsmithing, because it tells it like it is - usually too much is said, rather than too little, and so the best wordsmithing probably is wordsmiting. Or maybe I just like delightfully accidental typo-generated puns. Yes, it's probably that.


Blogger Andrea said...

Heh. As a former editor, I can tell you that some texts are beyond the power of mere wordsmithing and need some wordsmiting instead.

Monday, March 19, 2007 4:33:00 PM  
Blogger Jym said...

=v= This is an unusually-short blog entry for you. Presumably for obvious reasons.

Monday, March 19, 2007 7:41:00 PM  
Blogger Ted Lemon said...

On the contrary, if I were a competent wordsmiter I would have removed at least the last two sentences in my post. So obviously the reason I like the word is whimsical rather than practical.

Monday, March 19, 2007 7:52:00 PM  
Blogger Ellen Spertus said...

I like it too. Thanks for sharing.

You might (or might not) like this blog entry.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 8:13:00 AM  
Blogger Ted Lemon said...

Ooh, that's pretty funny. I particularly like "he's not the sharpest crayon in the box." Not sure why....

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 1:15:00 PM  
Blogger Patricia said...

The picture in my mind's eye is of a bunch of geeks in horned Viking helmets, armed with mice, sitting in front of their laptops. (Chortle!)

Saturday, March 24, 2007 1:59:00 PM  

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