View Single Post
Old 26th September 2018, 12:21 AM   #110
arthwollipot
Observer of Phenomena
Pronouns: he/him
 
arthwollipot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Ngunnawal Country
Posts: 70,301
Originally Posted by Tolls View Post
That's not really her fault, of course.
It's the old "whisper the mystical incantation" idea that seems to pervade some places.

Either that or Python:
"One of cross beams has gone out skew on treddle."
Right, but it's not hard to learn the correct names for things. This particular one confused me because I'm old enough to remember the original meaning of the word "dongle", which was a pass-through device that plugged into the serial port of the computer that allowed proprietary hardware to operate. It was some time before I remembered that people use the word to refer to wireless broadband modems.
__________________
Please scream inside your heart.
arthwollipot is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top