March 23rd, 2005


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Last night I was good and visited family. Stopped by my grandmother's house and talked with her for a while, which is always nice. She's 90 and on oxygen and using a walker, but still going pretty strong. Then I went to my Dad's. Dad was out of town (d'oh!) but I visited with my step-mom & two siblings. Got to talk to Dad on the phone just before I left.

Today saintpookie found out he has a job interview tomorrow! Yay! But his new pants were too long, so we called up Karen and asked her if she would do Mystical Girl Shit™ at them and make them be "hemmed" or something. So we zipped down to Aurora this evening. Went out to dinner at Pho 79 with Karen & Thomas, then Karen hemmed pants while Jerry & Thomas played some HeroClix. Then Karen and I dropped monkeys into the ocean. (Super Monkey Ball 2) Monkey dogfight was also fun. And hooray, Greg has pants! That fit! And everything!

Vocabulary Challenge!

Okay, I have a challenge for all y'all what have a big vocabulary.

I know that there are lots of interesting words for various rhetorical techniques, like: apophasis -- to bring something up by saying that you're not going to mention it.

I need a word for a technique I've seen in comment threads: saying one thing in normal text, and what you're really thiking in strikethrough. Example:

A: Despite some negative reviews, I really liked Halo 2.
B: You X-Box slut. Meh. I didn't think so much of it, myself.
A: Nintendo whore! No? What did you dislike?
B: I thought the graphics were ass a little sub-par and the storyline was OMG LAMEZOR! kinda weak.

So? What's the word for this? Surely there's some obscure glossary term we can repurpose to cover it...