Just now, Mager messaged me:
“I am excited for Lunch two dot oh—I don’t say “point-oh” anymore.
In the summer of 1992, a friend was reading me a geek purity test he got from USENET.
One of the questions was:
Do you pronounce “*.*” as “star-dot-star?”
Of course, since he was reading it aloud, I heard:
Do you pronounce star-dot-star as star-dot-star?
Needless to say, I was quite confused. 😀
[More geek after the jump]
I tried to find the original test, but I haven’t had much luck. All I could find was this blog entry.
I LOL when it got to this one:
When driving you see a license plate with the letters DSR, and you feel compelled to touch your bumper to the other car to see if you can raise CD.
I had forgotten about them!
We need a geek purity test. For realsies!
And while we are at it, I need to think up some questions for Geek Jeopardy. (Feel free to send me some questions and answers.)
See you at the next one! 😀
Today’s Lunch 2.0 makes me think of my favorite nerd song of the 80’s which made me think that it might be nerd-orable if you could turn the above into a cheesy pick-up line.
To bring things full circle by dotting one’s ohs. Right now the closest thing to this I’ve heard to this was when some guy pulled out his guns on Cyan and Morgan and said:
These are my Web two-point-uh-ohs.
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Here’s the full story behind that wonderful pick up line.
quite an interesting starry-eyed emoticon too
Your blog is a geek purity test 🙂