Thursday, April 05, 2007
Word of the Week - No. 2 in an occasional series
I've always hated the word "issuette." Let's face it, it's not even a real word yet it seems to crop up increasingly in conversation with technical and non-technical people alike - even with people that I'd normally like and pay attention to (no names please): people who want to fess up to a problem, one that could be quite serious, but want to downplay it and convince you that they have it under control and that you shouldn't actually worry about it (so why bring it up). But this week, I was proffered the sentence (if that's what you can call a string of words where at least two of the words within don't exist) "We have a little issuette brewing so what I'll do is write a short paperette." That was followed by "and, of course, the RFC is dependent on the TCP" ... I'll fetch the disinfectant.
Posted by Alan at Thursday, April 05, 2007