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Lord help me, I've come up with a Sniglet.

(I thought I'd get this one out of the way quickly, since it's only two lines. Didn't really work out that way)

    Graphoto:
    Unauthorized drawing on public surfaces, by use of a laser pen.
So, now there's a name for it.


And just for you, a bonus FAQ entry:
    Q: Hey, what's the plural of "graffiti"?

    A: That is the plural. "Graffito" is the single version. One graffito, two graffiti. Moron.
Thus, the plural of Graphoto is probably Graphoti, if you want to truly annoy your friends.


But, why stop there? The plural of "photo", we might say to be "photi", and insist on pronouncing that "fish."

Like so:
    them:
    I took some pictures. Wanna see?

    us:
    Hmm. Nice fish.

    them:
    I beg your pardon?

    us:
    Photi. The plural of photo. Pronounced "fish". Take the "p h" sound from "phonetic", the "o" sound from "women", and the "t i" sound from "nation", and that's what you get. Fish.

    them:
    You mean "p h" as in "photos", the plural of "photo". And you're an idiot.

    us:
    Huh.

    them:
    It was more clever when George Bernard Shaw did it, using "g h" as in "laugh". "P h" is too obvious. If you're going to steal someone else's material, at least get it right.

    us:
    Sorry.

    them:
    Don't apologize to me. It's George Bernard Shaw you've wronged, and he's been dead for over 50 years, thanks to you.

    us:
    What?

    them:
    You heard me. Murdererer.

    us:
    I wasn't even born yet!

    them:
    I don't want to hear it.
...and, there ends the stream-of-consciousness. Not sure a tidy conclusion's even possible.

But, yeah.. I'd recommend not using any of this in casual conversation. You'll come off as a snob, and they might trace Shaw's death back to you.

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speedball
Sep. 2nd, 2004 05:56 pm (UTC)
Suddenly, this company's name makes a lot more sense...
self
Sep. 3rd, 2004 01:46 pm (UTC)
Dang, yo.
Your associative powers are formidable!
speedball
Sep. 4th, 2004 12:35 am (UTC)
Math humor
You should see my transitive powers...
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