Thursday, January 13, 2005

The Proceedings of L'Academie Foutaise

The initial meeting of L'Academie Foutaise (think L'Academie Fran├žaise, only anglophone) has adjourned, and has released the following decisions:

The following words are not verbs, and never will be: contact, source

The following words has been conditionally accepted as a verb: plate (but only when used by a chef or someone in his or her employ).

Also, l'academie is considering deeming "blogging machine" an acceptable synonym for "computer".

Gower Street has also released a partial list of rejected names submitted for the blog. They include:

Stentor: Important Thoughts that Must be Heard
Edgewise: a Chronicle of Things I should have said to Someone at Some Other Time
Ragemonkey (namely, because it is already taken -- and not particularly descriptive, either.)
Baclava Balaclava: The International Journal of Edible Headgear

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Blogger Doug Wood said...

If you could also do something about incentivize, I would appreciate it.

Thursday, January 13, 2005 2:54:00 PM  
Blogger Howlin' Hobbit said...

Orientate bugs the heck out of me.

I come out of an orientation having been oriented, not orientated.


I am often accused of being a horrible pedant but I like to think of it as merely admiring a beautiful, interesting and very utile language.


Thursday, January 13, 2005 9:09:00 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

Doug and HH:
Done and done! How good it is when sticklers of the world can live together in peace and harmony!

Friday, January 14, 2005 3:43:00 AM  
Blogger PdB said...

Oh, brother. I'd like to read of the extensive research you've done on this topic to make you such an authority. :P

Do you not find beauty in the ability of language to adapt? If not, hadn't you ought to be grumping about any "verbage" (I hear your screams! ha, ha, ha!) introduced since Early Middle English was vulgar ?

Monday, January 08, 2007 2:04:00 AM  

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