Re: Usability: Serif and Sans-Serif font faces?

Subject: Re: Usability: Serif and Sans-Serif font faces?
From: "Ned Bedinger" <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2004 16:31:56 -0700


Pending further clarification, I'd like to submit a tentative
dilettantish entry in the lexicon:

bubbameissa Noun.
Etymol: bubba + Meissa. Am Eng root bubba, 1. a proper name,
prob. corruption of "brother". In rustic southern U.S.,
informal or familiar nickname for a male sibling. In wide usage
in late 20th C refers to someone with a narrow or provincial view
of the world . Arabic root Meissa, "the shining one", the proper
name of the faintest named star (Meissa, magnitude 3.5).

Def: Unlikely neologism synthesized of root words from two
distinct language trees (Eng+Arabic) appearing in early 21st C
international technical argot, literally a belief supported by
dim or barely perceptible inference or evidence, typically used
as a superclass encompassing folk beliefs, superstitions,
untested hypotheses, etc. Cp. apocrypha, theory.

*low whistle*

I'll keep this one in the box labeled "First Instance" and give
Dick credit for coinage pending further documentation. Is
anyone adding it to their spell checker yet?



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From: "Dick Margulis" <margulisd -at- comcast -dot- net>
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Sent: Sunday, June 06, 2004 5:27 AM
Subject: Re: Usability: Serif and Sans-Serif font faces?


,
> The sort of investigation that can distinguish between
plausible
> inference and bubbameissa


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