Ian (lovingboth) wrote,

The Mayan apocalypse may have (not) come and gone

But the fly one has happened: lots of dead mini-flies on the floor of the downstairs toilet.

Now to ponder what it'd need to use the insecticide spray in the corridor, probably including removing at least half a dozen things that would be much happier without what's effectively a nerve gas on them... like the cat.

Looking for a headline for this post, I remembered the word 'supermuscan' - 'above the power of a fly', thank you to the author of an article in the 70's Games & Puzzles magazine on over specialised words in the dictionary*.

Sadly, it looks like its main use now is seeing which web pages contain the entire contents of a dictionary in order to get hits from people looking for odd words. How have the (not very) mighty fallen.

* Another example was 'case oil', which had a definition something like 'oil in six eight gallon containers packed in a wooden case'. On that basis, if you changed the container size or how many you stored together or what the case was made of, it stopped being 'case oil'...

This entry was originally posted at http://lovingboth.dreamwidth.org/489491.html, because despite having a permanent account, I have had enough of LJ's current owners trying to be evil. Please comment there using OpenID - comment count unavailable have and if you have an LJ account, you can use it for your OpenID account. Or just join Dreamwidth! It only took a couple of minutes to copy all my entries here to there.

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