Re: Usability: Serif and Sans-Serif font faces?
Pending further clarification, I'd like to submit a tentative
dilettantish entry in the lexicon:
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.
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?
C'mon, Ned. I may have misspelled it (I can never tell with transliterations), but it's a Yiddish word that means old wives' tale. The bubba part is probably the Slavic word for grandmother, borrowed into Yiddish, which is a German dialect. No idea what the etymology of meissa might be.
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