Tuesday, January 09, 2007

"Snerge" Etymology

Jack Vance used the word "snerge" (v., means "steal") in his novel Wyst. I think it might be a contraction and verbification of "synergy." (Used in the business world, "synergy" means "2+2=5.")

UPDATE!
AND, and, "snergery" = "theft," which, "snergery" sounds even more like "synergy." QED.

11 Comments:

Anonymous HA HA HA said...

wyst! io just got aruound to shelvign t..z today. huragh!

i alslslo got 50 (count em fiffty!!) velcro cableties at homdbepot for five bvucks. five bucks! hooly crap!

man velccaro cabal ties are the dogs bolocks man. whoa. they soooooo rule. they wernt as fuzy an dalightful as the multicolred ones thatare 5 for 2.50 but they work fine. 25 gray an 25 black. waht a butafeult beutlfifil worrold we live in. velccor cable ties! pure gennias. why didn i thinkana that? i did inmvant teh screwdrivar of the future though. 90% 17thcentury technolooygy. no serously its a kiler idea.

10:20 PM  
Anonymous HA HA HA said...

o braber new wrold taht has such cable ties in it!

10:22 PM  
Blogger Project WANNABE said...

Ok I'll bight what is the sxcerwediver of the fucher?

5:16 AM  
Blogger Desargues said...

I'm not really convinced by the etymology -- but here's an interview with Mickey Rourke, if you wanna read it. Yeah, that Mickey Rourke. No, he ain't dead. Ain't in jail, either.

1:25 PM  
Blogger HA HA HA said...

oh right teh stcareewdirver of teh fuckar is this kina crany thign but wihth a thign for screwddirivar bits so u can changne em.

cause a electric screwdrivar is crap beacsue its too slow an its to slow an than sudanly the screws in an it stiops and the screwdirivar strips it. they rely suck. but a handscrewdrvar is a hasle. evan a ractchety one though their defitnly the best thign goign at the momant.


d0-a - i liek tehy mickey roark inerview! so taths what you academiciis read all day. good to know!

7:52 PM  
Blogger HA HA HA said...

loks prety crepy though with al the surgry dosnt he?

7:53 PM  
Blogger Desargues said...

Yeah, 3H, that's what we're doing, most of the time. Fucking around, pretending we do research. Actually, there's not much fucking in academia, but we do waste considerable amounts of time. Why do you think they pay us so little?

As to Mickey, it seems that his face is making Johnny Handsome's trip iin reverse. Couldn't find a pic of his pre-op disfigured face in that movie, but maybe they show it in the trailer. This way, you know what his end-point will be, ten years from now or so. And to think that this guy used to lay Carre Otis.

9:16 PM  
Blogger Project WANNABE said...

Hm! Just got back in town and I'm gonna just come out and ask you what is the Mickey Rourke connection?

10:43 AM  
Blogger Project WANNABE said...

Wo! That is a screwdriver and a half! Dude!

10:45 AM  
Blogger Desargues said...

To me, "snergery" sounds very much like "strategery," the Decider's preferred notion when he makes foreign policy. And it's not hard to connect what he and his buddies have been doing with theft. Ergo. There's your etymology. It's a dislexic deformation of a dislexic's mispronounciation. Strategy, strategery, snergery, snerge.

12:29 PM  
Blogger Project WANNABE said...

Ohhhh, snurgery, like cosmetic snurgery? It sounds right, but how does it fit with stealing?

Strategery seems like a reach too!

3:01 PM  

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