Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Furious Rules — No. 436:

The "Word of the Year" needs to actually be a fucking word.

Merriam-Webster, this is bullshit.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Expect cheers among hardcore online game enthusiasts when they learn Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year. Or, more accurately, expect them to "w00t."

"W00t," a hybrid of letters and numbers used by gamers as an exclamation of happiness, topped all other terms in the Springfield dictionary publisher's online poll for the word that best sums up 2007.

Merriam-Webster's president, John Morse, said "w00t" was an ideal choice because it blends whimsy and new technology.

I say it's crap because it blends number and letters with incalculable dorkiness. "Hardcore online game enthusiasts" should expect kidney-punches if they "w00t" around Mr. Furious.

10 comments:

Toast said...

Wow is that fucking lame.

Deb said...

Is "asshats" in the dictionary yet? Because if not, it was robbed.

Mr Furious said...

Toast said..."Wow is that fucking lame."

Yeah, but Fridge is probably psyched...

Rickey Henderson said...

Those Merriam-Webster people are total n00bs.

michelline said...

Those Merriam-Webster people are total n00bs.

Now that's funny. No matter who you are.

Mrs. Furious said...

shit.. get rid of this damn pop-up it makes me want to kill myself every time I come over here...
I get why Toast does it because he's got HUNDREDS of comments and you want to be commenting while doing something else.. but get real.. you're not managing that quanity of comments..


also lol.. good one Mr F.. you actually made me laugh with.. "I say it's crap because it blends number and letters ".. sometimes the simple things are the funniest.

Mr Furious said...

Agreed. The pop-up comments is for shit.

Chris was asking for it, so I turned it on. It sucks through Blogger. I thought it would pop up immediately from the main/home page to a new comment window, and leave the main window open (like at Toast's) but instead, it still leaves the main page for a new page and THEN you have to click again for the pop-up. What's the fucking point?

Stupid. But Blogger's free, so what am I bitching for?

Oh, that's right—because I like to.

i'm turning it off...NOW.

Mr Furious said...

As a bonus, I am turning off the word verification too. I hate that fucking crap. If the spam comes back, it's a necessary inconvenience, but until then, sayonara.

Here's an idea, Blogger™...Is there a good reason the word verification needs to be a jumbled mess of nonsensical letters in a warped unreadable formation? And do they need to be like eight fucking letters long? How about just putting up a random actual word, and displaying it in a way I can read?

This isn't a fucking financial institution, it's a stupid blog. Dial the security down to a usable level.

I wouldn't mind typing in "orange" or "pony" or another random word every time I comment, I just hate to have to look at that thing and be, like, "g-h-z-is that a "u" or a "v?"-m-j (or "i?")-w-k..." like I'm some kind of goddamn codebreaker.

S.W. Anderson said...

Ah, another corporate effort to be trendy and gain favor with young, hip up-and-comers. Why is it I can never find my nausea pills when I need them?

Re: Blogger's comment setup. This has been a PITA for a long time, especially the sometimes indecipherable captcha word. And the thing is, unless you comment and fill that damn thing in within a minute of opening the page, you have to do the whole rigamarole all over again because it times itself out no matter whether you entered the word correctly or not. I hate it.

BTW, Mr. F., did you know you can get a Wordpress blog for free?

Mr Furious said...

BTW, Mr. F., did you know you can get a Wordpress blog for free?

No. But I probably wouldn't want to switch now...