[linux-elitists] English usage

Dan Wilder dan@ssc.com
Thu Oct 5 15:28:48 PDT 2000


On Thu, Oct 05, 2000 at 03:19:46PM -0700, Michael Higashi wrote:
> 
> On Thu, 5 Oct 2000, Don Marti wrote:
> 
> > I was eating a super burrito a few minutes ago when the answer hit me.
> > We just say "SDMI-infected" to refer to watermarked files.
> > 
> > And if anybody says "SDMI isn't a true virus" we just say "Well,
> > technically, the Melissa and ILOVEYOU viruses weren't true viruses
> > either."  Besided, we don't have to say "virus," just "infected."
> > 
> > Nobody wants "infected" stuff on their computer. Ewwwww. 
> 
> Well, "infected" implies a transmission mechanism. Perhaps something along
> the lines of "contaminated" would work better?

Infected at the source?  Like children of mothers with AIDS?

Music with SDMI lying dormant in its genetic material ...

Hmm.  Actually, it's the music publishers who are infected.  Yeah,
I guess I buy "contaminated".

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Dan Wilder




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