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Jan. 23rd, 2004

Today's startling yet useless revelation: eBay is Pig Latin for itself.

Considerably less surprising observation: It does not pay to let your car insurance lapse in the state of Maryland. Bleah. Is there anybody out there who'll sell me retroactive insurance? Since the time period I need the insurance for is in the past, and nothing happened to my car during that period, there's zero risk. That ought to be a no-brainer. But I may not need it anyway, since I'm only going to be transferring the plates to North Carolina.

In other news, I've been staying up too late for the past week, partly due to Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon, which is a great read. But I honestly don't know where the time goes. I feel like I've been spinning my wheels a lot lately.

Actually, I guess a bit of my misplaced time has been going to television. Whose Line, Daily Show, Futurama, and whatnot. I've got to stop that, it's just too easy to lose a couple of hours in the blink of an eye.

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juniper200
Jan. 24th, 2004 06:08 am (UTC)
Not a linguistics expert
Wouldn't the pig latin for eBay be "eBay-hay." After all, it starts with a vowel sound.
bryce
Jan. 24th, 2004 06:43 am (UTC)
advanced degrees in Pig Romance Languages and Literature
I say no, it should just be idiomatic. The whole world of porkophones needs to just stop whining and conform to my lame "joke." Call it a borrowed word, like "raison d'être."
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