Wednesday, July 13, 2005

"scoobied"...

...is what I am by this blogshares. Some fella from this spacecoastweb blog has GIVEN me 25 shares, at a hugely inflated value, and then 'restructured' and took four back? What this means, exactly, I cannot ascertain, especially because the blogshare site seems to have crashed.

Scoobied is an interesting adjective: it seems to have started life as a noun, from Scottish rhyming slang (a scooby doo = clue). "Give me a scooby and I'll guess". The interesting thing for me is that the meaning has become inverted in the transition: to be scoobied is to be clueless, not clued.

Here's an example of its use in Welsh's Trainspotting.