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Re: The Future is Tablets, The Future is Linux

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____/ Homer on Wednesday 31 Aug 2011 02:46 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> ____/ JeffM on Tuesday 30 Aug 2011 23:54 : \____
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> 7 wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/29/hp_touchpad_fire_sale_analysis/
>>>>
>>>> Excellent stuff!
>>>
>>> And how!
>>> It's always good when a guy who is a technology wonk can also
>>> assemble words well.
>>> 
>>> Now, this one I'd never seen/heard.
>>> : 6.
>>> :[...]Youâd think [retailers]âd learn[...]to keep schtum
>>> :
>>> Yiddish, apparently.
>>
>> I've only just read it more thoroughly. It's kind of... well...
>> Register.  Could be worse..
> 
> C'mon Roy, you should know that one!
> 
> http://translate.google.com/#de|en|stumm
> 
> adjective
> silent
> mute
> dumb
> speechless
> tongue-tied
> non-speaking
> 
> Became popular in the post-war London underworld, typically misspelled
> as shtoom, shtum, schtum, etc., ref: Frank Norman's "Bang to rights".
> 
> Much of El Reg's lingo is heavily London-oriented, given that's where
> it's based.

Never heard it..,

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