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Re: Klingon WOTD: nop (v)

On Thu, 9 Dec 1999 21:33:00 +0000 Matt Johnson 
<> wrote:

> In article <>,
> writes
> >This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Wednesday, December 8, 1999.
> >
> >Klingon word:   nop
> >Part of Speech: verb
> >Definition:     omit
> Hmmm.... mu' qID 'oH {nop}'e'?
> A known, or unintentional pun (a little tenuous, but.... :))
> Assembly language programmers: what could a NOP instruction be construed
> as doing? "Omitting" that instruction? :)
> -- 
> qonwI'

Nope.  {{:)> (Don't look at the word. Listen to the sound.)

Okrand may be many things, but an assembly programmer, he is 
not. It took him a couple years to work out access to a 
newsgroup sponsored by MSN and Paramount, set up for him, with 
lots of offers for technical support. For years, he wrote down 
his word list by hand on pieces of paper which he did not 
particularly organize or collect into one place. I'm fairly 
sure he either hand-wrote or typed TKD. I presume that he 
finally is using a word processor, but I wouldn't put money on 

He is NOT a "computer person". He certainly works with 
technology in his day job, but it is highly specialized stuff 
that has nothing to do with what we think of as computer 
programming or PCs of any sort.


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