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It’s a Snurd, Jim: but not as we know it…

A light one, tonight. Last week was pants. Sunday my computer hard drive failed, suddenly and irrevocably. Tuesday Chewie, the cat, got ill, also suddenly and irrevocably. The long and the short of that is that I now have a new computer — which is nice but my writing software doesn’t work very well on it and I’d have preferred not to buy one three days before shelling out every penny I have on a new car. The three of us are not happy to find ourselves suddenly ‘resting’ between cats either.

Yeh, not much time to think so a light one tonight. A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, on this post, I wrote about how you should always Google your made up names.

Recently, for interest, I thought I’d try Googling one of the made up names I’d already… well… made up. Hmm.… good sentence that one (not).

Anyhow, I decided to put the word ‘snurds’ into Google and where once it was stacked with nothing but references to my books and pictures of flying cars now I find this… I don’t actually mind at all but I am slightly worried that the Snurds — or Manchester School of Art — may be upset about their K’Barthan namesake.

Naturally snurd also has a definition in the urban slang dictionary — but then so does everything.

So to clear it up. If anyone is wondering what a snurd is, it’s this:

Or should I say these? Then again only the grey one’s a snurd — the other is the Interceptor and is made by the Grongolian Military rather than The Great Snurd (of K’Barth) Company Ltd — to give it its full title.

Actually, did you know that K. Barth is a mathematician. Nope, neither did I. Although I did find out when I checked — before publishing this time — and decided to leave it. Sorry Mr Barth.

Posted August 28, 2012 and visited 2008 times, 1 so far today

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