Kenju at Imagine what I’m leaving out responding to a meme wrote
If you have read here for even a short while, you know that I am a pack rat. Faced with the prospect of cleaning out years of accumulation (ours, my parent’s and my aunt’s), I grow weak in the knees.
How come I had never heard the expression pack rat? It explained itself from the rest of the sentence.
Now for brownout. This is one I found at Millie Garfield‘s blog, in which she explained that she had been unable to connect to the Internet for a while, because of brownouts…
I had no idea that that’s what those were called. Of course, I was familiar with blackouts, but brownouts, a milder version, no doubt, I didn’t know. And yet, we do have those lower levels of electricity happening here, they are supposedly what shortens electric bulbs lifespan and get halogene lamps to burn out faster.
Finally, I just wanted to signal Some Christmas logodaedaly a post by Autolycus, which really cracked me up, a sheer heaven of new words,
Incidentally, looking up Autolycus, I found that it meant “lone wolf” in Greek. Correct me if I am wrong 😉