prefix of the year (POTY) - smart

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 11 18:45:07 UTC 2012

Don't be a smartass.


On 1/11/2012 1:34 PM, Tom Zurinskas wrote:
> I saw "smartphone" as a generic term first time last  year.  Now smart-TV a=
> nd smart -glasses (eyeglasses) are happening.  But since these are so smart=
>   does it make the opposite dumb:  dumbphones=2C dumb-TV=2C dumb-glasses.   =
> Maybe "snail" is appropieate such as for snail-mail.  snail-phones=2C snail=
> -TV=2C snail-glasses.  Or are we outsmarting ourselves.
> =20
> Another POTY which is used all the time is "robo".  As a verb?  I roboed my=
> self to work this morning....?
> =20
> Tom Zurinskas

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