vaguely disappointed that the shebang line probably doesn't come from the whole shebang or vice versa
Tag Archives: speculative etymology
Speculative Etymology III
kind of disappointed that 401(k) comes from the relevant section of the tax code instead of being short for "$401,000 of free money"
Speculative Etymology II
kind of disappointed that cog and cognition don't actually share a root
Speculative Etymology I
In the future (to say nothing of large swathes of the present), creative people work for status and attention rather than money. When X is employed by Y, X is said to be "on Y's blogroll" (coined in analogy to payroll).