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Monday, July 04, 2005

My New Favorite Word

(Lifted from a rough draft of a FAQ I was recently editing. No, I didn’t come up with the word myself. I’m just not that cool.)

“Q: What happens to my unused loyalty points when my membership expires?

A: Upon expiry of the membership, a member has one month from date
of membership expiry to fully utilise the remaining points. After which, all the
unused points will be automatically zerolised. (emphasis mine)”

I cannot adequately express how much I love this new word. From now on, milk is not expired, it is zerolised. Ditto any vouchers/coupons/etc. In fact, let’s do away with boring words like ‘divorced’ or ‘terminated’ or ‘retrenched’.

“How’s the wife, Frank?”
“Oh, didn’t you hear? She zerolised me three months ago.”
“Gee, that’s tough.”

In fact, on my tombstone I don’t want boring born and died dates. Instead, I want “Utilized” and “Zerolised”.

God, this word rocks.

4 comments:

expat@large said...

shouldn't it be "zerolized"? Or "zerolysed"? Or "zerolyzed"?

"Asshat" is my word of the year. Only seen it recently - don't get out much.

Google it. The first reference is quite funny.

E@L

expat@large said...

shouldn't it be "zerolized"? Or "zerolysed"? Or "zerolyzed"?

"Asshat" is my word of the year. Only seen it recently - don't get out much.

Google it. The first reference is quite funny.

E@L

expat@large said...

sorry sorry for for the the double double post post

Barffie said...

MUAHAHAHAH! It's Singlish on print maaan!