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#140276 02/25/05 03:18 PM
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From the Buzzwhack site (thanks, Sparteye):
sneezers: People who help spread an "ideavirus," which is a nifty marketing concept created by author Seth Godin. By "sneezing," they infect others who then go out and buy Seths latest book. Once upon a time it was called "word of mouth."


I also wasn't aware that there was such a thing as desk rage:
slaptops: With technology being one of the leading causes of "desk rage," victims are unleashing their frustrations by attacking their office PCs -- aptly renamed "slaptops."



I've enjoyed this site from the first time I learned of it. There's an almost-unbelievable jargon quote on their "front" page today.
http://www.buzzwhack.com/


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I noticed the phrase "so 15 minutes ago" amongst the Ss. And they say that everything is speeding up. Ha!


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Fun site, Jackie. Thanks for posting. Microwaiting: the time spent in front of a microwave for lunch to heat up--and not counted as part of lunch break. Crittercam: the tiny camera attached to an animal so that you can see how it lives from its point of view.


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I liked grid rage: The total frustration that comes from being unable to complete the New York Times Saturday (or Sunday) crossword puzzle.


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Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you, dearest Anna!

i have over 90% of today's (titled In Pairs) crossword puzzle solved, and wanted to brag, but was reluctant to start a thread just to do so. Thank you so much for providing me with an opening.. a few crosses in the upper right and lower left are stubbornly refusing to co-operate, but all the big (10 and 15 letter) answers have been found--and all of the middle is filled in. (at 11 am in the morning!)

(we won't discuss last week..[gnarly, knashing of teeth icon here])


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Helen, you're hilarious. Faldage is out getting the paper now, so I'm glad you didn't post any spoilers. :-)


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Tsk, tsk! [shaking forefinger] I can't find a date on this, but:
The New York Times is no stranger to controversy but people were gunning for it last week thanks to, of all things, the Sunday crossword. Yes, that benign little pastime, that so many enjoy with their morning eye-opener or evening nightcap, caused righteous indignation among the gate-keepers of our moral integrity.

"Sexually suggestive and possibly offensive"

There's your teaser (har); for the full story, go to:
http://puzzles.about.com/library/weekly/aa010813.htm

And--y'all let us know whether you got this week's completed.






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"Sexually suggestive and possibly offensive"

Apparently, the people who found the puzzle offensive dont watch T.V., or listen to the radio, or go to movies, or get out in public very often. Perhaps there exists within our society a subculture of shut-in, crossword puzzle solvers, who all have the New York Times on speed dial fingers poised in case of just such a moral emergency.

Nevertheless, although Ive not seen the puzzle (Ive been out of the NYT Crossword loop for a few years now), some of the clues given in the article, combined with the puzzles title, do seem a bit more than coincidental plenty of double entendre, and all that clever. Im surprised Will didnt catch it. Hell probably pay close attention to any puzzles submitted from that particular author in the future, though.



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author = cruciverbalist

Did y'all know Will Shortz actually has a degree in cruciverbalization? From Indiana Univ.


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a degree in cruciverbalization Good grief--I didn't know there was such a thing.

Perhaps there exists within our society a subculture of shut-in, crossword puzzle solvers, who all have the New York Times on speed dial fingers poised in case of just such a moral emergency.
Dgeigh, you made me laugh out loud!




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