El Reg issues Satan word alert
'Mobisode'? WTF is a 'mobisode'?
El Reg's lexicographical soviet this morning ramped up to Defcon Red after our Mephistophelean terminology radar detected a potentially-fatal neologism hidden in an otherwise innocent Reuters report.
The piece in question concerns something about TV smash Lost spin-offs. Hardly earth-shattering stuff, but try this quote from the show's co-creator/executive producer, Damon Lindelof: "It will allow us to focus our time and energy into creating separate medias like the game, mobisodes, another 'Lost Experience', and we have a couple of cool book ideas that tie into the show."
Regular readers know we take a hard line on this kind of outrage, as witnessed by the fate of
mobe, lappy and ICT. Accordingly, we've dispatched a Vulture Central black ops team to have a "quiet word" with Lindelof about "mobisode". We'll keep you posted. ®
'wer wer wer', If i'm feeling lazy. Never known anyone use 'dub dub dub'... thank god.
Other lazy pronunciations... missing dots out of web addresses ("wer wer wer google co uk") and parts of IP addresses ("192 168 1.1" - the last one must subconsciously be more important to me) and assuming people know where they ought to go. Some do... parents have a distressing habit of typing what I tell them verbatim.
I used "sextuple-u" once. Got a strange look, and then "ah" as it clicked in the boss' head.
Dub, dub, dud and www
When refering to the www I often think that triple double U ought to be sextubleU. Can I now apply for my patent:-) ????