OT: -ify and -ification (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Thu Sep 1 13:57:25 UTC 2011

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I thought the deal with Archie (the cockroach in George Herriman's
"Archie and Mehitabel") was not that his legs were so close together,
but that he didn't weigh enough to push down the shift key on the old
manual typewriters of the era.  If he'd been heavier, he could have used
the Shift Lock and made capital letters.

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> Joel S. Berson
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> I see Arnold, unlike Archie, has two front legs that are far enough
> apart that he can hold down the Shift key at the same time as he
> strikes a letter key.  Evidence below, in signed message.
> Joel
> At 8/28/2011 11:45 PM, Arnold Zwicky wrote:
> ...
> >fascinating.  i did mention "Californication" (the Red Hot Chili
> >Peppers and the tv show) in
> >   http://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2010/06/13/creepitude/
> >but i didn't trace it back any further than these two vectors.
> >
> >arnold
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