Saturday, 20 September 2008
We frequently receive questions and comments from you, our wonderful readers, so I thought I'd start a regular round-up.
Jill Jicha writes:
"My husband is a minister and many in his church conference insist on verbizing the word resource. They say they want to resource someone. Or someone or something resources someone else. I hate this. What do you think?"
I hate it too, Jill. I hate it despite the fact I don't know what it means. I also hate it because it's reminded me that the word 'resource' is routinely creeping into my day-job vernacular.
Sue McGee sends us this excerpt from a Barack Obama propaganda email, (purportedly from his wife Michelle):
It's hard to believe there are less than 50 days before Election Day.
It's hard to believe that you didn't pick up the difference between less and fewer during your time at Princeton and Harvard, you mad-eyed, pious arse.
Nerdy reader Tiffany Duening points out a vile error within the bowels of new Macs:
In the "Sites" folder, there is an index.html file telling the user how tostart a web page. Following the simple instructions? "Your done." YOUR DONE.
I suspect that Steve Jobs, Apple Dictator and Keynote C*nt, is a stickler for grammar. If he sees this (and I'm convinced he's a GB subscriber), you can expect the guilty developer to be strung up at the next MacWorld.
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