Friday, October 13, 2006

Crackberry


I have one of these now. It's the new Verizon BlackBerry 8703e. I received it Monday from work and I've already been told by the young 'uns that I use it too much.

Pray for me.

6 comments:

Mellomouth said...

Jolee didn't say you use it too much. She said she wants one too. Yeah, and she'll get it after she finds the gameboy she lost only weeks after buying one with her hard earned $.

Anonymous said...

You sound like a Dork.

Oxypoet said...

Stop posting anonymously, Ian, and get back to work.

Mellomouth said...

ahhhh....
does Ian have a crackberry?
Or does he not care as long as the Mets are winning?

Oxypoet said...

Or it wasn't Ian at all, and I am just a dork.

Dork

Popular etymology would have it that this American slang term comes from a term meaning a whale's penis. That is half right.

The term did originally mean a penis, but human not cetacean. This slang sense dates to at least 1961 and is probably a variant on dick or dirk (another name sometimes used to personalize the phallus). The sense meaning a stupid or obnoxious person follows a few years later, 1967.

Coincidentally, 1967 is the year I was born.

Steve Sherlock said...

Coincidence, I got one just like that at work on Monday as well...