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Re: most looked-up words

From:Keith Gaughan <kmgaughan@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 7, 2004, 12:47
Andreas Johansson wrote:

> Quoting John Cowan <jcowan@...>: > >>Tristan Mc Leay scripsit: >> >>>I imagination 'defenestration' found it's way because it's such a cool >>>word, who else would've thought there'd be a word for throwing things >>>out of windows? >> >>It also has an additional sense nowadays, not yet recognized by general >>dictionaries: "to remove Windows from a computer and replace it with >>a libre operating system." > > The first thing I heard this usage, I thought the poor soul had thrown his > computer out of the window in frustration. I still think it _should_ mean that > with reference to computers.
Why? Surely it can apply to both as they both entail removing windows with a computer. K. :-)