Some recent quotes.
A Philadelphia Inquirer headline this morning:
British mum on cost
of rebuilding Iraq
And what would she know about it?
"A left mouse push fires it. We actually asked for a big red button, but they wouldn't give us one."
A crew member on a Royal Navy submarine explaining how cruise missiles are fired (The Guardian, 7/17)
Everything's GUI nowadays. God, I would love to see that interface. And how do mice work on subs, anyway? Ships do things like rock a lot. PC's can be strapped down, or integral, but wouldn't mice go flying everywhere? Or maybe they use fixed trackballs? Or laptops? Or do they sandbag the mice? Hm.
|Bottom radical is 'earth' (土), top radical is 'punish' (刑), acting phonetically to express 'make', and possibly the idea of 'frame' (from its left radical, 'well cover' (井). Thus, this character means 'make an earthen frame', i.e., a clay mold. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Model punishment for earthy types.'|