Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Is cromulence something you should embiggen?

While watching a slideshow of my Flickr favorites, I noticed that one of the options is to "Embiggen small things to fill screen". I wondered if someone was transliterating from Japanese.

A quick search led me to a wikipedia article devoted to one particular Simpson's episode that uses the words embiggen and cromulent.

So do you think Flickr is hip or ignorant?

1 comment:

bodelier said...

This is one of my favorite Simpsons episode.

Cromulent shows up in some of the quirkiest places. The handler code under Firefox includes several field and then selectors (usually 0 or 1 for on and off). At one point in time there was a field simply labelled "cromulent". Of course the default was 1.

Flickr... 6+ years after hip, but post-hip is hip again. A nice throwback to a classic funny.