Re: most looked-up words
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 7, 2004, 6:38|
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.