too many words by laura lemay


While I was thinking about Terry Prachett, I started thinking about Chris Moore, who is the other author whose newest book will bring to an complete halt anything I happen to be accomplishing at the time. So I went over to, and found out two new important facts: the man has a blog, and he has a new book out, like, today (aieeee).

You should read the entire blog, because this is a very funny guy (and its not very long), but for a taste I give you a post about vocabulary and in particular I love this little bit:

kthxbi shortening of “k thx bye”. The K is short for OK, which is short for oll korrect, which is a facetious alteration of All Correct. thx is short for thanx which is a facetious alteration of thanks which is short for thank you. Bye is short for goodbye, which is an alteration of alteration of God be with you. “kthxbye” is the pinnacle of English’s advancement, shortening “All correct, Thank you, God be with you.” into seven lowercase letters. Humanity is doomed.