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!
These are my Web two-point-uh-ohs.