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Snooze Alarms & Damn Computer.
July 31st, 2001 - 12:50 a.m.I'm Currently Avoiding:
Well. I was all happy and stuff b/c I've been writing and I let random people see it and they answered and the feedback was lovely and I was all happy, but did I stay that way? Noooo!!!! My computer had to be a BITCH! It ruined my whole enty among other things. And it's not like I can get my words back either, since I went and emptied my trashcan in that particular e-mail account. Too bad, synchronicity would've been such a good word. So anyway, yesterday (now) and today,
July 30 is ........ National Cheesecake Day (yum! Cheesecake! Whee!)
July 31 is ........ Parent's Day (Parents: The Anti-Drug Ha!)
proliferate (v. pruh-LIH-fuh-rayt)
: to grow or increase in number rapidly
Proliferate came about in 1873 as a back-formation of proliferation. That means that proliferation came first (we borrowed it from French in the 1850s) and was later shortened to form the verb proliferate. Ultimately these terms come from Latin. The French adjective prolifere (reproducing freely) comes from the Latin noun proles and the Latin combining form -fer. Proles means offspring or descendants, and -fer means bearing. Both of these Latin forms gave rise to numerous other English words. Prolific and proletarian ultimately come from proles; aquifer and words ending in -ferous have their roots in the Latin -fer.
Oh, the other thing I had to say, I suppose...had something to do with why are snooze alarms set for nine minutes before they go off again...why aren't those things adjustable? And why nine minutes? Why not ten or eight or seven or fifteen?
I'm going to go back to writing stuff for other things now, maybe. Ciao.
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