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RE: once more unto the breech - please try a snapshot so I can release this thing
- From: One Angry User <angry at lusers dot org>
- To: The Cygwin-Talk Malingering List <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 12:59:52 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: RE: once more unto the breech - please try a snapshot so I can release this thing
- References: <SERRANODv60gxapzhad00000084@SERRANO.CAM.ARTIMI.COM>
- Reply-to: Blaaab Babble Boogle Bop <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
- Reply-to: The Cygwin-Talk Malingering List <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
On a cloudy Wednesday, the 11th day of January, 2006, Dave Korn's computer deigned to emit the following stream of bytes:
> Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 09:32:24AM -0500, Williams, Gerald S (Jerry)
> > wrote:
> >> Eric Blake wrote:
> >>> I hope you meant breach, not breech.
> >> Maybe he meant the back of the barrel, as in "we're getting ready to
> >> pull the trigger".
> > Actually, I had it as "into the breach" initially and then did a google
> > search and found "unto the breech" so I changed it. I should have just
> > looked up the definition rather than trust random internet misspellers.
> You know, it occurs to me that the english language lacks - but could
> greatly use - a word meaning
> "That especially embarassing combination of shame and humiliation you
> feel on realising that your first instincts were absolutely sound and
> right and good, and you surpressed them against your better judgement,
> and went and trusted what others said, instead of your own good sense,
> only to discover in the end that you were right in the first place and
> should have trusted and had faith in yourself but lost confidence at the
> last moment and went along with the consensus when you should have known
> better that YOU WERE RIGHT ALL ALONG GODDAMMIT AND YOU ONLY MADE A FOOL
> OF YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU WERE TRYING TO BE NICE TO OTHER PEOPLE AND
> ASSUME THEY WEREN'T ALL GODDAM IDIOTS JUST FOR ONCE!"
> ...excuse me, I think I was starting to shout a bit towards the end
> Hey, Corinna, you guys invented "schadenfreude", surely /you/ must
> already have a word for this emotion?
There is a word in American English that reflects most of the emotion.
The word is "D'oh!".