'Embedded' named as word of the year

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  1. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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  2. iGav macrumors G3

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    :p :p :p this reminds me of an article I read in a design mag a few years ago, titled 'Bullsh*t Bingo' about creatives 'verbose' tendencies :eek: :p :p

    If I get a spare 5, I'll scan it in and post it... ;)
     
  3. eyelikeart thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    haha...I'd love to see that...

    I still sometimes confuse the hell out of people when I type 5M rather than 5,000. :p
     
  4. wdlove macrumors P6

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    That is a good find eyelikeart, thank you. I also liked the top phrases that they chose: "Shock-and-awe," the phrase the U.S. military used to describe the type of campaign it would wage in Iraq, topped other Iraq-related terms like "rush to war," "weapons of mass destruction" and "spider-hole" as the top phrase of 2003.

    I'm still just a little confused eyelikeart, to me 5M would mean 5 million. When you typed the 5,000, that means 5 thousand. :p
     
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    Especially when they expect 5,000 to be 5k, of course my Roman numeral convertor is broken so I can't check how M + M + M + M + M is written.
     
  6. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    It started as an adjective, moved to verb then noun. It's a ghastly word, one that we should immediately dump. I think the Fox News think tank members (<-oxymoron!) should be destroyed. (Along with 80% of their hosts)
     
  7. iGav macrumors G3

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    Numediaspeak

    your wish is my....
     
  8. eyelikeart thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Re: Numediaspeak

    oh dude....that's awesome! :D
     
  9. eyelikeart thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    It's a printing term. ;)

    How To Talk Like A Printer
     
  10. wdlove macrumors P6

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    The article made a lot of sense, most I have heard before when ordering a print job. Now I have learned something new today that 5M is 5 thousand. Hopefully it's trivia that I can remember! ;)
     
  11. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Indeed that article was intresting.

    Tho I doubt printers get things in groupings of 500 that is way to large.

    :D
     

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