Thursday, May 25, 2006


The word eavesdropping first appeared in the English language in 1487, and then in English law in 1641. It gets its name from people who would stand so close to a home's eaves that they could hear a conversation inside.

In my third attempt at adding a word to the language, I am updating eavesdropping for the present day: screensdropping -- when a friend or coworker stands close enough to your computer screen to see what it is that you're doing. A major office faux pas. Use it every day.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cosmic. Today's posting contains a screen shot of itself, which contains a screen shot of the screen shot, which contains of a screen shot of that, which contains a screen shot of that...

Peer deeply, friends. The Natural Blog has provided us this day with a window into the infinite.

May 25, 2006  

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