[O.C.T.O.B.E.R. VI-12] Borrow

Yesterday, one of my officemates asked me for a sticky note, phrasing the question along the lines of, “Do you have a sticky note I can borrow?”

It made me think about the use of that word, and the fact that it is nearly a self-contradictory word in the way that “literally” is used nowadays.

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[O.C.T.O.B.E.R. VI-9] Believe

I believe that every once in a while, it is okay to admit that you have writer’s block, or even if you don’t, to draw on some single-word prompt for inspiration.

Thus, why not I share a few beliefs that I hold recently? As I wrote this post, I realized that it was actually fairly salient… based on words uttered about 9 days ago.

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[M.A.P.L.E. VI-29] Quadruple Bogey

The good news: this is not a post about bad golfers like myself who routinely score quadruple bogeys on any particular hole (i.e. take 4 more strokes than par).

However, it sort of is, as three of the “Bogeys” are related to golf. Let me explain: five pictures will be worth a total of the order of a thousand words.

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[M.A.L.P.E. VI-11] TRANSPOTIONSIT

Last week, I noticed a typo on a poster that said “SPOLIER ALERT: The results are terrible.” I had to give the writer a hard time about that, and it brought up an interesting discussion about creating spell-check programs.

However, the interesting thing is the following: Microsoft Word’s spell-checker appears to ignore words in all capital letters, thinking that they are always acronyms.

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