Author Topic: Word of the year  (Read 1919 times)

Online denny

  • Administrator
  • Retired with too much time on my hands
  • *****
  • Posts: 16217
  • Noti OR [1991.4, 287.6deg] AR
    • View Profile
    • Dennybrew
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

www.dennybrew.com

The best, sharpest, funniest, weirdest and most knowledgable minds in home brewing contribute on the AHA forum. - Alewyfe

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell

Offline theDarkSide

  • I spend way too much time on the AHA forum
  • ********
  • Posts: 2808
  • Derry, NH
    • View Profile
Re: Word of the year
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2011, 11:54:31 AM »
I saw the "MassLive" in the url and thought the word was going to be "Wicked pissah"

I guess that would be two words, huh?   ;D
Sergeant - BNArmy CLUB Member
Seacoast Homebrew Club - Portsmouth, NH
AHA Member
Stephen Mayo
------------------------------------------------

Offline tubercle

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1639
  • Sweet Caroline
    • View Profile
Re: Word of the year
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2011, 12:01:11 PM »
Wow!

 They had a huge list to choose from and I agree with their decision.

 I believe their choice was...well, pragmatic.
Sweet Caroline where the Sun rises over the deep blue sea and sets somewhere beyond Tennessee

Offline punatic

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 4583
  • Puna District, Hawaii Island (UTC -10)
    • View Profile
There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way.


AHA Life Member #33907

Offline tschmidlin

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 8198
  • Redmond, WA
    • View Profile
Re: Word of the year
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2011, 03:43:07 PM »
I'm so proud!

I thought they might have chosen "batch sparge"
Tom Schmidlin

Offline tumarkin

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 633
    • View Profile
Re: Word of the year
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2011, 03:56:28 PM »
just think, Denny, maybe someday your picture will be next to the word in the dictionary. ;D
Mark Tumarkin
Hogtown Brewers
Gainesville, FL

Offline tschmidlin

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 8198
  • Redmond, WA
    • View Profile
Re: Word of the year
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2011, 04:05:16 PM »
just think, Denny, maybe someday your picture will be next to the word in the dictionary. ;D
Like "hippie"?
Tom Schmidlin

Offline bo

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1141
    • View Profile
Re: Word of the year
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2011, 04:06:18 PM »
I'm just glad we finally got beyond the word "clearly".  :-\

Offline morticaixavier

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 7747
  • Underhill VT
    • View Profile
    • The Best Artist in the WORLD!!!!!
Re: Word of the year
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2011, 04:20:13 PM »
I'm just glad we finally got beyond the word "clearly".  :-\

Clearly that is demostably false bo ;D
"Creativity is the residue of wasted time"
-A Einstein

"errors are [...] the portals of discovery"
- J Joyce

Offline Mark G

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 898
  • Huntley, IL
    • View Profile
Re: Word of the year
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2011, 04:23:46 PM »
Pragmatic couldn't have done it without you Denny. Nice work.
Mark Gres

Offline weazletoe

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2197
  • Mecca, Ohio
    • View Profile
Re: Word of the year
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2011, 06:33:42 PM »
Quote
The adjective, which means practical and locgical, was looked up so often on the company's online dictionary site that the publisher said "Pragmatic" was the pragmatic choice.



  Yeah, I'm pretty much responsible for looking it up every time Denny used it in a thread.  :D
A man works hard all week, so he doesn't have to wear pants all weekend.

Offline euge

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 8022
  • Ego ceruisam ad bibere cervisiam
    • View Profile
Re: Word of the year
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2011, 11:23:58 PM »
Pragmatic. Oh how I think of Denny when I hear that word. I wish it was used at work more often.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. -Richard P. Feynman

Laws are spider-webs, which catch the little flies, but cannot hold the big ones. -Anacharsis