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.