Hello from Day 9 of the current California COVID Curfew!
After the high of today’s NYT crossword, I didn’t remember that I hadn’t yet finished the spelling bee. So in a mad dash, I did what I could. And this is the result.
Yesterday’s easy misses were ANNAL, LAYMAN, LOAMY, LOYAL, LOYALLY, NYLON, ONLAY, ONLY, ORAL, and ROLL.
One I never would have gotten is NONROYAL.
AMYL: Chemistry (as a modifier) The straight-chain pentyl radical —C₅H₁₁. Because this is OK, but MOLAL isn’t. ARE YOU KIDDING ME. Seriously, bro?!
LLANO: I keep forgetting this South American treeless grassy plain. But also no HORCHATA and no TORTA.
As for today’s race to genius:
Final score: 37 words for 139 points.
Genius minimum: 137 points.
First word: OPENED
Final word: DEPENDED
Explanation of my tweet:
There’s a band called Plone, which made the song Plock.
Here’s something straight lifted from Wikipedia:
Plone is a free and open sourcecontent management system built on top of the Zopeapplication server. Plone is positioned as an “Enterprise CMS” and is commonly used for intranets and as part of the web presence of large organizations. High-profile public sector users include the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Brazilian Government, United Nations, City of Bern (Switzerland), New South Wales Government (Australia), and European Environment Agency. Plone’s proponents cite its security track record and its accessibility as reasons to choose Plone.
but where does the name come from?
What does Plone mean? How is it pronounced?
Does the word Plone mean anything, and where does it come from? Why is Plone called Plone?
The word Plone originally comes from the electronic band Plone that used to exist on the Warp record label. The music is playful and minimalistic.
The founders of Plone-the-Software (Alan Runyan and Alexander Limi) were listening to Plone-the-Band when they met (as well as during the initial coding/design of Plone) – and one of the original quotes floating around at the time was that “Plone should look and feel like the band sounds”. Thus, a legend was born. 😉
The current status of Plone-the-Band is not known.
Plone is pronounced in the same manner as the word “grown”. It is not spelled out when you say it, and is not an abbreviation for anything.
What does Plone mean? How is it pronounced? — Plone CMS: Open Source Content Management (archive.org)
So that’s why my tweet is not only good but funny and deserved way more respect than it got.
Have a great weekend!