Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Square debuts

Twitter founder’s unveilsĀ  a new credit card reader today for mobile devices. More in the NYTimes here. I can already imagine all the abuses that are gonna rack up with this thing. But why rain on his parade? Know how Google is a verb? In two years, people will say “Square me up with one of those,” when they hit the hot dog vendor. You read it here first.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

New verb: "to gruber"

In honor of our good friend John Gruber of Daring Fireball, whose incorrect predictions about Apple product events have become something we all depend on, Iulia and Natasha have coined a new verb:

gruber

verb, intransitive

1. to make incorrect predictions with great confidence: Dude, you really grubered that one, didn’t you?

2. to swing and miss; to strike out: I like Manny Ramirez, but he grubers so much.

DERIVATIVES:

grubered [past tense], grubering [present participle].

noun

1. one who errs, but does not repent: Sir, you promised there would be an iPod Touch with a camera, and you’re not even sorry — what a gruber!

2. an asshat who blames others for his mistakes; a dicknose: Buddy, you are such a gruber.

DERIVATIVE:

gruberly [adjective]

1. being similar to or resembling a gruber

2. standing in a position in which one’s head is inserted in one’s anus.

We will submit this to Urban Dictionary, and hope it will appear there soon. Peace, Gruber. Keep up the great work.