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Language museum

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 5:58 pm

Interesting link spotted on Metafilter: the Language Museum. Samples of pretty much every language you can think of, along with an English translation…

Yahoo is REVIEW! Er, I mean…

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 2:42 am

Reviewuate. Medireview. Retrireview. New words in the English lexicon? No, they’re just the result of an incredibly stupid Javascript-defanging mechanism on the part of Yahoo Mail. Seems that Yahoo has since realized their mistake: though the filter is still present, it now simply adds an underscore to the seven suspect words instead of replacing them with synonyms.

From weird to disturbing…

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 12:57 am

I’ve ranted many times about the weird and/or stupid search requests which have led to my site in several blog entries, but I think I may have just found the first relatively disturbing search request I’ve seen in my logs: chippendale’s glee club.

So how did the depraved searcher who was looking for such an unusual all-male revue end up at my site? Well, I mentioned a hypnotist who convinced a number of people that they were Chippendale’s dancers, along with the various clubs showcased at college orientation, in my 21 August 2001 blog entry

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