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Still bleeding (gah) and had some damned awful cramping this afternoon, so I'm actually calling the on-call nurse at the clinic in the morning to let them know I will be coming in on Monday, appointment or not, because I can tolerate bleeding every other week but will not tolerate unnecessary pain.

On a cheerier note, we now have two ECS K7SEM v3.0C mini mobo/CPU combos for well off retail by getting them used (year old) off a fellow folder. Since we drove up to Selma to pick them up, we continued on to Raleigh and picked up a few parts to turn them into headless folders for our Folding@Home contributions. (:

Two funny things happened on the way home:
- when we stopped in at the Goldsboro Wal-Mart, we came out to find a smaller SUV parked next to us with the vanity plate FARSC8PE. I got so excited at the thought of someone else in this town appreciative of it I was jumping up and down and making happy noises, which scared the crap out of someone walking by. (He probably thought I was an overgrown 6-year-old since the water here creates tremendous breasts in the locals.)
- listening to the bluegrass show on after etown, we heard a song with the chorus "there's a hole in my bucket and I can't buy no beer".

While I was typing, the musical guest on tonight's rerun of SNL was singing about her "boo". Being out of touch with mainstream society, I asked Himself what that was. He says it's short for boyfriend. If English wasn't my dual first-language I'd give up on it entirely. This "u"/"ur"/"r"/fake-l33t crap is confusing enough.

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ker_esq
Jun. 28th, 2003 09:41 pm (UTC)
boo? i never heard of that. . . i know bling and baby daddy, but that's about all.
angelpez
Jun. 28th, 2003 09:56 pm (UTC)
boo? that's a new one for me too.

I can't stand that "like whoa" shit at the end of a sentence. Who made that crap up?
juldea
Jun. 28th, 2003 10:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, I get to be one of the l33t few who has heard of "boo" before.

I actually think it's a bastardization of "beau".
vogonpoet
Jun. 29th, 2003 04:37 am (UTC)
Bingo.

LOL

It's a bastardization of the French "beau" (male-pretty) which has come to mean "a young man courting a woman."

This cracks me up because MOST of the people that the term is used about are anything BUT pretty. {chuckle}

Oh, well, I guess the beau is in the eye of a beholder.
toddler_hiway
Jun. 29th, 2003 05:44 am (UTC)
Aw. So does that mean we can't expect "goo" to become the new slang for girlfriend anytime soon?
vogonpoet
Jun. 29th, 2003 08:09 pm (UTC)
LOL Unlikely, but... who's to say what slang word is going to replace which other? LOL

But, do we really NEED another word for girlfriend? I mean... there's chick, girl, bird, babe, honey, sweetie, bitch, ho, and even tomato (as well as a couple hundred others).

The reasoning for beau turning into boo is for how it's pronounced. It's pronounced much like "bow" (I highly recommend Babylon Translator; it's pretty cool -- and it can say the words for you).

(There's the useless linguistics comment for the day. LOL)
toddler_hiway
Jun. 29th, 2003 08:50 pm (UTC)
Heh, yeah. Well... I knew how the word's supposed to be pronounced, but just because the Dead Milkmen used it in "Punk Rock Girl".
oddharmonic
Jun. 30th, 2003 07:49 pm (UTC)
"You look so wild. . . Let's have a child / We'll name her Minnie Pearl"

You always remember my favorite songs, pun'kin. I only know how it's pronounced because of that song too.

This is what I get for not taking French.
thotkonstrukt
Jun. 29th, 2003 09:51 am (UTC)
For the ultimate in "what the" lyrical moments, I refer you to Missy Elliott's song GOSSIP FOLKS.

Get to the chorus and tell me that makes *any* sense. And yet, on another site, I read the "translation."
revme
Jun. 29th, 2003 06:22 pm (UTC)
... what's the translation? It's not "I am speaking gibberish to either sound like a moron or to get stupid people to go 'oh that's so true' and laugh at how dumb they are for finding deepness in gibberish", is it?

I did like one of those message board things where they were talking about how right-on the chorus was. Which makes me think they're either daft or it does mean something.
thotkonstrukt
Jun. 30th, 2003 03:27 am (UTC)
Re:
It means something, and I forget where I found the translation, but it's talking about a girlfriend and... I dunno. I'd say one would google "Gossip Folks" and search around. But you *can* find the translation.
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oddharmonic
Jun. 30th, 2003 07:03 pm (UTC)
'Folding' refers to Folding@Home, a distributed computing project that uses computers' spare CPU cycles to run simulations of proteins and how they fold, which helps medical research. To add to the camaraderie of participating in the project, a lot of people fold in teams -- the "points" we get for turning in completed work packets go to team #93, Team Short-Media.

My reference to l33t-ness is a bit more complicated. It comes from elite, which the Jargon File says originally referred to the users with access to typically hidden parts of BBSes (the parts with pirated software). The online version of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy picks it up from there, suggesting it caught on among gamers in the early 1990s (internet connectivity in the games Doom and Doom II). Nowadays most of the people I see using it are either trying to act cool or are being sarcastic, but it's the ones who honestly find it entertaining that irritate me.
ekdogg
Jul. 1st, 2003 10:40 am (UTC)
"the water here creates tremendous breasts in the locals"

it is called silicone.
oddharmonic
Jul. 1st, 2003 01:51 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure it's the water... I rarely see preteen girls around here that aren't at least a cup size larger than me.

Himself says it'd be tremendously entertaining to go out more this time of year if he was a boob man.
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