|freecycle post of the week:
||[Nov. 30th, 2004|10:55 pm]
Subject: [freecycleseattle] Wanted: Vice (Lynnwood)|
My first thought was, don't most people have enough vice on their own without asking for more? Then I thought, oh wait, they mean Vice the hipster mag. I could see someone having a stack of those around here.
However, what this poor speller is actually asking for is a "Vise", which is a lot less depraved than what I thought.
also related to freecycle, in the "almost deleted as pornographic spam" category is someone wanting to adopt my dog Elzar (adopted many months ago via freecycle): note subject line:
Subject: dog lover
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 22:01:59 +0000
Hi - i am looking for a dog to adopt.(rest deleted)
I almost told this poor fellow what kind of msgs are usually attached to the subject "dog lover", but did not.
In actually spam news, today I got a spam titled "Green Card Lottery". anyone who was on Usenet Back In the Day will understand how nostalgic this made me.
In actually spam news, today I got a spam titled "Green Card Lottery".
Dude! 'Vice' is an acceptable alternate spelling. 'vice-like grip' is seen more often than 'vise-like grip', at least for me. But I encoutner that phrase mostly in 30s-era gumshoe novels, so it may be a thing from Long Ago.
2004-11-30 11:42 pm (UTC)
Vise is only used in the US. Everywhere else (that sprechens sie Englisch), it's vice for both the screw and the screwing, and i think it's only recently standardized as vise for the screw-based device here.
My own spam news:
I recently recieved spam with the header "Super Vkiagra." Oh how I wish the k and the i were transposed.
2004-12-01 04:43 pm (UTC)
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