[linux-elitists] Linux Consultants Lunch Thurs, June 19th

Marc MERLIN marc@merlins.org
Wed Jun 18 14:27:43 PDT 2003

On Wed, Jun 18, 2003 at 02:08:38PM -0700, billy@damaged-world.net wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 18, 2003 at 12:00:03AM -0700, Alan DuBoff wrote:
> > On Tuesday 17 June 2003 23:44, Nick Moffitt spew'd:
> > > 	"utility" is the noun form of an existing verb, "to use".  It
> > > doesn't need to be transformed BACK into a verb via some ridiculous
> > > means.  "utilize" and "utilization" should be striken from the
> > > language and replaced outright with "use" (pronounced according to
> > > meaning).
> > "who gives a f#@$" is American slang and what's really cool about it is that 
> > you can enahance it to "who gives a flying f#@$" where flying is typically a 
> > verb, but in this case it acts as a noun to f#@$. American slang can be 
>                                       ^^^^
> 	I think "adjective" is how you spell that, but it's been a
> 	couple decades since 8th grade english, so ICBW. 

It's an adverb (verb used as an adjective)

And FWIW, the American swearing vocabulary is actually very poor.
See the French swearing sequence in Matrix II for a quick example.

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