Monday, August 31, 2009

Bork

I like words. Today I about put the verb "borked" in an email and then wondered if I fully understood what I was saying. It's always a good idea to make sure the one completely understands the meaning and history of a word before it is put to use.

According to the Wiktionary, my usage was correct, but it was interesting to learn of the word's history.

One can learn about it by reading the history of Robert Bork an American legal scholar.

Personally I like the software meaning of the term better, though now that I understand there are possible politics in its etymology I may not use the word as much.

1 comment:

Emilia said...

ok...i'm sorry but, I must know the software meaning of the word bork. that's all...just my overwhelming curiosity. And by the way...thanks for helping my mom. :)