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Re: Final Penultimate last Call for Papers for CanSecWest 2011 (deadline Jan. 17th, conf March 9-11)
From: Dragos <dr () kyx net>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 11:15:18 -0800


On 2011-01-13, at 7:31 AM, Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu wrote:

On Thu, 13 Jan 2011 03:23:49 PST, Dragos Ruiu said:

It's been up on the site for a while with a Dec 29 deadline,
but this is the real last call for submissions.

<vocabulary-nazi>

If it's the real last call, it's not the penultimate, it's the ultimate.
The penultimate is "the second to last one".

</vocabulary-nazi>


On 2011-01-13, at 8:02 AM, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:

"Dragos" == Dragos Ruiu <dr () kyx net> writes:

Dragos> It's been up on the site for a while with a Dec 29 deadline,
Dragos> but this is the real last call for submissions.

Really?  Then why did you use "Penultimate" (which means "next to last")
instead of "Ultimate" in the subject line?

Yours for a more literate education,


And a few others...

For the record, I'm perfectly aware of the definition of penultimate.
It was my (apparently) lame attempt at being whimsical. Should have made it "Final, Really, Really, Last, Almost 
Definitely, Penultimate, Call For Papers." - to poke fun at ourselves and extending deadlines. In my defense it was 3 
a.m. and I'd been working on stuff since six in the morning so I'm sure I wasn't firing on all cylinders.

This is why I work with computers instead of doing stand up.
I guess I should leave the humor to the SecurityClowns.

cheers,
--dr

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