A new name for Windows?

In unrelated news, we were joking about silly words at dinner. One of our developers said he hated the word "performant" and that Microsoft was the only place where you would hear it (clearly he is mistaken). Of course I said I didn't like "so" and "like", so we decided that Longhorn should be called "So, like, Performant."

("Unrelated to what?" you might be asking yourself. Well, if I told you that it would take all the mystique out of this post, now wouldn't it?)

Comments (6)

  1. Annita Krapp says:

    Microsoft Spork™

  2. Louis Parks says:

    So, your main ask is that, like, people learn to talk rather than continue to adulterate the language?

  3. jeffdav says:

    Even if we stop using ‘like’ and ‘so’ we will not meet Peter’s bar for proper English.

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  5. life submissiveness says:

    Quite simply put, it should be called ‘winblows’

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