Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Borked

One of our tech support people here at work used that word not too long ago. Ever since, I've been trying not to use it too much. But I really like it. I like how it feels in my mouth and I think, what with it sounding sort of like "fucked," that it is very evocative of a certain state.

It would certainly describe the state of both my home internet connection and my home computer.

So, since I have a strict no blogging at work policy, things will be quietish. Though I am getting a laptop today - hooray! - and so maybe I can write the blogs and night and post them in the morning. Though I do hope my internet is working soon.

Though without computer or internet, I got exactly one bazillion things done around my house yesterday. But no writing. Drat.

Anyroad, stay tuned.

2 comments:

madkevin said...

You're into words and stuff, so you might be interested in the (possible) entomology. From Robert Bork's Wikipedia entry:

"Bork" as verb

According to The New York Times, the verb to bork might be defined as "to destroy a judicial nominee through a concerted attack on his character, background and philosophy."[3] This definition stems from the history of the fight over Bork's nomination. Bork was widely lauded for his competence, but reviled for his political philosophy. In March 2002, the word was added to the Oxford English Dictionary under "Bork"; its definition extends beyond judicial nominees, stating that people who are Borked "usually [do so] with the aim of preventing [a person's] appointment to public office."

Perhaps the best known use of the verb to bork occurred in July 1991 at a conference of the National Organization for Women in New York City. Feminist Florence Kennedy addressed the conference on the importance of defeating the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court. She said, "We're going to bork him."[4] Thomas was subsequently confirmed after one of the most divisive confirmation fights in Supreme Court history."

coyote said...

Bork? Didn't she just release a new album...?