Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Sep 9 17:21:40 UTC 2011

If it's airing in reruns, or if this particular bit aired some time
ago, then perhaps it is cached in a (tape) archive.  Remember that
the inescapable Google tells us certain pages have been cached.

But instead of "cash and cache", isn't it "cash and carry"?  :-)

JL wrote:
>But that's not the bad-taste milestone I was thinking of.

That's why I changed the subject line.


At 9/9/2011 04:51 AM, victor steinbok wrote:
>But, in this case, it is completely backwards--the show is still airing, but
>the particular bit is practically forgotten. How is the show supposed to aid
>in retrieval of the memory of itself? I see "cachet" as the only option.
>"Cache" is a denomination of a number of objects in World of Warcraft--all
>with slightly different meanings, but all are either objects that hold other
>objects or valuable objects in their own right (essentially "cache of
>riches"). There several different uses of "cache" in reference to computers
>and computer parts. And of course, there is the more traditional usage
>(cache of weapons). The only one that even remotely fits is "cache of
>riches", but that would only make sense if it was spelled out--and, even
>then, it is not as clean as "cachet". Chalk it up to the youthful ignorance
>of the reporters. The most likely target customer is between 30 and 50 and,
>if the reporter was outside that range, [s]he would have little idea of
>what's going on until reading about it in Wiki. John Curran--AP's Montpelier
>correspondent since 2006--is near the top of that range.
>Here's the video  BTW: ("Tell us about your balls, Pete."
>Here's the ABC News video introducing the ice cream flavor--with its own
>Speculations concerning the Schweddy Balls flavor have been circulating
>since June:
>BTW, OED has no entry for software cache, such as the browser cache (where
>cookies, pages and/or images are stored for quick retrieval). Hardware
>(memory) cache is dated back to 1968. Gaming sense is missing entirely.
>There is also a verb for computing usage from Draft Addition 1997 (dating
>from 1983), but not the respective meaning for derivative adj. cached, which
>is not /extremely/ common.
>On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 2:12 AM, Eric Nielsen <ericbarnak at> wrote:
> >
> > In computer terminology "cache" can refer to a type of memory  that makes
> > later retrieval of data easier. Perhaps, the author had this in mind and
> > was
> > being playful with cash and cache as you suggested. I've never
> > encountered this particular meaning outside of computerland.
> >
> > Eric
> > On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 10:49 PM, Garson O'Toole
> > <adsgarsonotoole at>wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > The AP article contains the following sentence:
> > >
> > > The ice cream flavor aims to cash in on the nod-and-a-wink premise of
> > > the skit, and on the cache of the show.
> > >
> > > If "cache" is replaced by "cachet" then I can understand this
> > > sentence. But I do not know any sense for the word cache that fits.
> > > The story has been reproduced at several news outlets and the spelling
> > > has not been altered.
> > >
> >
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