Monday, July 11, 2005

Developing Language

I love how language totally depends on what the user thinks it means. For instance, Clive Thompson in his article Robert B0rk: A man of his word writes that Robert Bork believes "bork" means

[Bork] noted that "Borking" is now used as a verb meaning "to attack with unfair means."
while the Urban Dictionary has it as
To have totally fucked something up. Usually by doing something stupid. Specifically used to describe technology that is broken.
I love debates like this in language that is developing.

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