Sunday, February 05, 2006

Argh! It's my own dang fault, too...

Pilgrim/Heretic has all the links for the early modern carnival, and has kindly linked to me because of a question I asked about the origins of a certain generally-unmentionable word, a word that I'm avoiding mentioning again lest Google start sending too much of the wrong traffic this way. Lemme give you a hint: Think of the name Bilbo with the Bs replaced by Ds.

Why am I arghing over a link? Because the word that Pilgrim/Heretic used for the link was not my name, nor Unlocked Wordhoard -- instead, it was that unmentionable word, meaning that I'm going to start getting a higher percentage of sleazy traffic around here.

Even worse, I asked my friend who wanted to etymology of the word about the post, and he hadn't even read it! No good deed goes unpunished, I guess. In the future, I'll only be asking the origins of such words as:



  1. Oops.

    [desperate attempt to dodge responsibility] It was Sharon who dared me to add that link to the carnival! :)

  2. Fixed. (Although we could see this as our opportunity to inspire the sleazy websurfers of the world with an interest in etymology and history.)

  3. Anonymous5:02 PM

    Yeah, it was all my fault. I dared her. I am a bad person.

  4. Anonymous7:15 AM


    Yes, it was originally my question, but came from a co-worker.

    I note that you are unamused with the carnival attention in spite of it possibly increasing your hits. Personally, I admit that I had a good laugh.

    Secondly, it was noted that I was slandered! (Liabelled? I may have to ask you about this one as well and hope the carnival does not grab it as well.)

    Last, I note you were still unable to answer the question.

    On a more serious note, thank you for the attempt and I am sorry about the unwanted attention. I owe you a beer the next time you are near.