David Mitzman | September 29, 2004
Well, once again we were hit with a ginormous storm :(
It's not that bad, except I won't have power until October 12 (that's FPL's estimate). The worst is that my job hunt and any job prospects have become almost non-existant because most companies have put a freeze on due to these storms. That's good and bad. Good because it's giving me more of a chance to look for jobs up north in New York. Bad because if I have to move out due to lack of funds and move back home, I'll be living with my parents. Oh well.

Anybody else having to deal with hurricane related issues?

Melissa Erin | September 30, 2004
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David Mitzman | September 30, 2004
Thanks. Hopefully I'll have power back within a day or so, I won't have to mooch off of anyone anymore.

Anna Gregoline | September 30, 2004
Why do I keep seeing the "word," "ginormous"? Where the heck did this one come from? Aren't regular words good enough anymore?

David Mitzman | September 30, 2004
Well, I've learned that word from the late Opie and Anthony Show (which will no longer be late, as it's returning to the air in a couple of weeks, woohoo). Anyway, I find it a humorous word, and I'm sure it'll be in the dictionary beefore long (hell, D'OH was added to it a few years back).

Anna Gregoline | September 30, 2004
I'm all for an evolving language, but I cringe to see the addition of made-up words like "ginormous" when there are more than a few suitable words for a similar idea. I guess it's just the English major in me, but damn.

Scott Horowitz | September 30, 2004
Hey, for made up words. Do you say "Search the internet for this" or "Google the internet for this" now?

Erik Bates | September 30, 2004
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Scott Horowitz | September 30, 2004
smart ass

Kris Weberg | October 1, 2004
Ginormous is a perfectly cromulent word. I think it embiggens the lexicon.

Anna Gregoline | October 1, 2004
I think I'm going to cry.

Scott Hardie | October 1, 2004
Scott: I say both, but people are leaning towards "Google" as a word. I doubt it will enter the dictionary, though; brand names rarely do. I have a list here of brand names that are so commonly uttered as words that most people don't realize they're registered trademarks: Baggies, Band-Aid, Beer Nuts, Brillo Pads, Chap Stick, Coke, Cuisinart, Dixie Cups, Frisbee, Hi-Liter, Jeep, Jell-O, Kitty Litter, Kleenex, Novocain, NutraSweet, Plexiglas, Popsicle, Pyrex, Q-Tip, Scotch Tape, Styrofoam, Technicolor, TV Dinner, Vaseline, Xerox, Walkman, Wiffle Ball, and X-Acto.

Erik Bates | October 1, 2004
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Lori Lancaster | October 1, 2004
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Lori Lancaster | October 1, 2004
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Anna Gregoline | October 1, 2004
Kitty Litter, I didn't know that was a brand. And yeah, you can't call a highlighter anything but...

I'm embarassed - but what makes a beer nut a beer nut? This is not a riddle, I really want to know.

Lori Lancaster | October 1, 2004
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Kris Weberg | October 1, 2004
I guess it's that it resembles a nut, and usually ends up served with beer.

Some common words that started out as trademarks: zipper, cellophane, escalator, elevator.

Jackie Mason | October 2, 2004
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Anna Gregoline | October 2, 2004
But are they salted, or honey roasted, or what? I really don't know.

David Mitzman | October 2, 2004
w00t! power restored today (saturday october 2). i'm typing this from my desk

Kris Weberg | October 3, 2004
Beer nuts, basically hard little bits of roasted or fried cornmeal, come ina variety of flavors, all of them very, very salty. In stores, I've seen honey, BBQ, and once, I swear, Wintergreen.

Jackie Mason | October 3, 2004
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