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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. Andreas


Keith Gaughan <kmgaughan@...>