Friday, April 23, 2010

Microsot, etc. (for Microsoft)

Sots (also known as drunkards, topers, tipplers, bibbers, soakers, sponges, love-pots, tosspots, guzzlers, boozers, inebriates, tavern haunters, thirsty souls, revelers, carousers, bacchantes, and m├Žnads, among many others) come in a variety of sizes. And all sorts of sots have been all sorts of soused on all sorts of things besides booze. They've gotten drunk on love. They've drunk the Kool-Aid. They've been drunk with power and drunk in the shower. And in the 1990s, it seems too many of them were recklessly drinking the heady champagne of the dot-com bubble. In OhioLINK, we found four cases of Microsot, three of Microsft, two of Micosoft, and one of Microsof. Bill's might not have been a Gate-way drug to the rest, but it's been a long hangover for most. Whichever software you use, don't be soft on typos for Microsoft.

(Drunk groom cake topper, photo by Sebastien Paquet of Moncton, New Brunswick, 2004, from Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid

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