kvetch [kvetsh] – /k(ə)veCH,kfeCH/
noun: kvetch; plural noun: kvetches
-a person who complains a great deal.
verb: kvetch; 3rd person present: kvetches; past tense: kvetched; past participle: kvetched; gerund or present participle: kvetching
Yes, one of the joys of being an American is pissing all over the English language by letting in any damn word we please. I love our language, how it changes and evolves over time. I think it is the hallmark of us, as an immigrant nation, that we embrace people and cultures into our so-called melting pot, but that we also swipe some of the best words people bring with them as well. In contrast, I remain appalled by countries that have official government departments that dictate and enforce proper spelling and usage. Color me the anarchist in that regard I guess.
Sure, the chaos makes the language difficult to learn fully, being so full of idiom and context, but it is great fun. Straight from the fridge daddy-o.
So here we are at my 7th blogiversary (ha ha, suck that purists!), where I celebrate my continued deliberate and premeditated abuse of the language.
And since I love linking back to past posts (recycling!) you can find, if you are so inclined, posts marking this date from past years.
- A Year of Living Noobishly
- Two Years Below the Masthead
- Three Years We Grew in Virtual Sun and Shower
- Four Years In, No Further From Noobdom
- Heroic Results of the First Five Year Plan
- But Now I am Six, I’m as Clever as Clever
Now that I have gotten past that irrelevant introductory exuberance, it is time for the usual dreck. Beyond this point lies list after list of pointless data followed by my usual summary of events, complete with dubious and/or obvious conclusion. There is the story of my life; always able to summarize the data, but lost when actually trying for some sort of ending or closure. I am never quite sure what it all means, and I try not to pretend otherwise.
If you are like me and like numbers and lists for the sake of them or want some sort of quantitative look at what happens at this blog, you may find some of this interesting. It includes my usual reveal of actual traffic numbers.
On the other hand, if you are expecting to find an amusing anecdote about how I screwed up or got lost again, a nostalgic look at some past game, or an incoherent rant about some bit of gamery that is annoying me at the moment, you will likely be disappointed at what you find after the cut. You have been warned.