The “C-Word”

Posted August 17th, 2007 by

Yes, I think I got Rob Newby hooked on saying the “C-Word”.  Now if he says  in on the BBC and I get a recorded version of it in my email, I’ll die happy.

I would like to think I was the first person in the world to use this phrase, but then again, I like to think I started the whole “Long Tail of Security” that people have been talking about this week thanks to Mark Curphey.

Another phrase that I want to popularize in addition to the “C-Word” is “C*mpliance” as in how it’s a dirty little word to say around me.  This isn’t entirely my idea, I got it from the Hashers who use the word “r*nner” to describe those daffy people who think that if they don’t go faster, the beer will be gone before they get there.

It’s the little things that make me happy sometimes.  Having people start talking like me is one of them.  =)

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10 Responses

  1.  Mark Curphey Says:

    U cant say compliance without liance 😉

  2.  Mark Curphey Says:

    Your geolocator is fuxored. Do I look like I am drunk in Eastern Europe….get it fixed!

  3.  rybolov Says:

    The geolocator gets updated every half hour, so give it couple jiffies and you’ll be able to find yourself.

    Hey, what do you expect for free? If you don’t know where you’re at, I can’t help too much. For all I know, you’re in Zagreb kicking back some rakija with Jovan and the Krajiniki. =)

  4.  Rob Newby Says:

    Well, I wrote that article back in March, which was around the time I started reading your stuff… so whereas I’d never knowingly plagiarise your gig, I may well have subconsciously assimilated it into my vocabulary.

    I’ll get on to the BBC immediately.

    @Mark: The Geodislocator seems to think I’m in Slovenia too, I think it must be a default “Not from the US” setting.

  5.  rybolov Says:

    Hey Rob, here in the Land of the Orange Book, we refer to it as “Object Reuse”, and it’s perfectly OK if you use the “C-Word”. In fact, you can use it all you want.

    And yes, there is ‘Merica and then there is the rest of the world. The President taught me that, you peace-loving pseudo-commie Euros. Everybody knows that we don’t even know where Washington DC is, much less the UK and France. =)

  6.  Darren Couch Says:

    Isn’t France somewhere near Ohio?

  7.  Vlad the Impaler Says:

    No, but there is a Paris, Moscow, and Lebanon in Maine!

    On words that famous people abuse, I do believe (though I can’t confirm) that Bill OReilly started regularly using the forms of the word “Bloviate” after your humble correspondent sent him an email a few years back. I still get a kick out of it.

  8.  Vlad the Impaler Says:

    …and speaking of fuX0r3d widgets, who the heck is connecting from Malta? (assuming that’s what the dot in the Med represents)

  9.  Darren Couch Says:

    Its probably Corsica and Napoleon’s Ghost 🙂

  10.  Marcin Says:

    oh no! dare I say it?? ITAR compliance… ’nuff said.

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