Daily Foglifter: A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
What a lovely day! The sun is shining. There’s not a dirty dish in the house. I have no errands to run. I know exactly what we’re having for dinner, it’s easy to prepare, and everyone in the house likes it. I discovered that the laundry basket does, indeed, have a bottom. To top it off I had a very lovely comment this morning from a fellow blogger in the United Kingdom. So why am I now gnashing my teeth and barely restraining myself from bashing my head against the wall? Oddly enough, it’s because of that lovely comment.
The comment came from Wordwatch. I love this blog. It’s about language and the correct way to use it. It’s an excellent resource for writers, covering everything from grammar and punctuation to proper word usage. I was just wondering the other day whether a word that begins with the letter “h” needed “a” or “an” in front of it. I found the answer I was looking for on Wordwatch. Since her business is effective language, I’m honored by her compliment. She even left me a piece of advice.
She suggested I disguise my email address to prevent spam and even left me a link explaining how to do it. I hate spam. I’ve blogged about how much I hate spam. (See: Misery Loves Company). I appreciated the tip. Of course, she had no idea how technologically stupid I am. She had no idea that I would be left floundering in a sea of “help” forums, trying to figure out how to do this. To make matters worse, every single one of these how-to guides describes the process as “easy” or “simple.” My lovely, carefree day has turned into an ugly, muddled storm of frustration and humiliation.
I have spent more than an hour trying to figure it out. I am completely flummoxed. Can anyone help?
“Press any key…hmmm where’s the any key?” ~Dan Castellaneta