Thursday, May 01, 2008

My New Favorite Typo

Today in an IM conversation with Scott, I typed the word "scientist," or rather, I meant to.
What I actually typed was "scientiest," which has officially become my favorite typo, and needs to be introduced into the lexicon.
I won't provide a definition; the meaning is obvious, as demonstrated by this sentence, which uses two forms of the word:

"No one is scientier than Einstein. He's the scientiest!"

That was pretty much my excitment for the day, unless you consider mowing the lawn to be more exciting than making a funny typo, which I don't.
Well, there was also the thing with my former boss' office.
Shortly after I got in today I got an IM from my former boss asking me for my extension.
He called and explained that he was out of the office and needed to get onto the VPN, but that his SecurID token was in his office, so he wanted me to get the master key and go into his office to get it.
The person I was supposed to get the key from wasn't in yet, so I told him I'd let him know as soon as I had it.
After about an hour, she still wasn't in, so I asked him what he wanted me to do. He told me that the key was in a box on the desk of the person I was supposed to get it from. So I got the key and went into his office where I found a SecurID (and all kinds of packets of Splenda) in his drawer.
However, he said that he had two SecurIDs there and that he wanted the one that wasn't on a string. I found only one SecurID, and it was on a string, so he was SOL.
I still say inadvertently coming up with the word "scientiest" was more exciting.


lbugsh2 said...

I like that word. It is like something I would have spelled.

Merlin T Wizard said...

Jinkies! It looks like something Velma would say at the end of a really elaborate mystery.

"Those holographic ghosts and animatronic cornstalk monsters were the scientiest mystery we've ever solved!"

After which Fred would ho-slap her for stealing his thunder, cuz he's a stone-cold pimp.