Posts Tagged 'dictionary'

Apple Becoming Big Brother or Not

Apple has decided to censor a dictionary app because of objectionable content. Someone needs to get their head examined at Apple. It’s a dictionary.

Update: Gruber gets an update from Phil Shiller himself, and nope it isn’t as bad as I thought, but still. The whole process needs to be reformed if dictionaries are getting censored. What’s next? Deleting 1984 from your book library? Oops, that already happened thanks to Big Brother Amazon!

Is deleting an ebook from everyone’s Kindle kind of like burning a book? (à la Fahrenheit 451) I don’t know, but it’s getting up there with despicable things a company/organism can do. This reminds me of a chilling scene in Indiana Jones, in Berlin, where Nazis were burning books. I hated that.

Lightning Fast Online Dictionary

A lightning fast online dictionary called Definr.




facetious (comparative more facetious, superlative most facetious)

  1. Treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant
  2. Pleasantly humourous, jocular

This word uses all five vowels just once and in alphabetical order (others are abstemious, abstentious, annelidous, arsenious, casesious and fracedinous). If y is counted as a vowel, then facetiously uses all six vowels in alphabetical order.


Dumb folded

Been using dumb folded for some reason (M$ Word 2007 corrector) instead of dumbfounded.

Folding dumbasses? WTF does that mean? M$ Word, you totally screwed me right there!

Sounds like something out of a pirate movie.

Arh, yah scrounge rats, Ah’ll fold your asses into dumbs, I’ll dumb fold your butts if ya don’t get this deck clean as a whistle!

[dumb + (con) founded] tr.v. dumb·found·ed, dumb·found·ing, dumb·founds
To fill with astonishment and perplexity; confound

I’m a bit lazy annoyed. I don’t feel like editing 20 posts to correct that mistake. But I did so anyway. It took five minutes. You have to understand that I already had to edit all of those posts to correct the links.

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