Archive for December, 2007

May auld acquaintance

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

Happy New Year Everyone!

Here’s how they ushered in the new year of 1795, according to the Times of London.

London tims

Happy New Year

Vive la Bagatelle, indeed. A new year and a merry one, to one and all.


Times HeaderHappy New Year

WoTY W00t!

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

I’m going to try something bold, and see if I can post an image here…somehow, it never seems to go as smoothly as I hope it will.

W00t! (not Woot) — a word I first came across in online groups just like this one — is officially the Merriam Webster Word of the Year (WoTY) for 2007.

So, for no particular reason, I decided to plot it’s dramatic emergence…hence, my image:

The Rise and Fall and Rise of W00t!

W00t!  I think it worked! 

But…what the heck was going on in 2000!!!!  Oodles of W00ts! at Millennium celebrations?  W00tsclamations about Y2K?

Your speculations are actively encouraged. 

Addendum:  And here’s my new favorite Adsense ad: