"format" (verb) possible new sense

Steve Kl. stevekl at PANIX.COM
Mon Nov 18 18:06:29 UTC 2002

On Fri, 15 Nov 2002, James A. Landau wrote:

> Apparently the verb "to format" has acquired, among computer users, a new
> sense of "to have something disastrous happen".  Has anyone else noticed this?

I have not run across anything like this.

-- Steve

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