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The Phage

I'm really immature. I recognize that. Sitting at the monitor typing in notes furiously with the speaker phone on while I interview two major university researchers about some work they're doing developing sensors using bacteriophages. They kept talking about how the phage works to do this, etc. But, every time they said the word "phage" I had to stifle a giggle. All I could think about was the Voyager episode about the race infected with the phage. Yeah, I know. Real professional. *sigh*


  • At 9:10 PM, August 12, 2008, Blogger Gadfly said…

    I had a micro professor who was trying to learn to be pretentious and kept trying to pronounce that as the French "f-ah-jhe"

    But he would always forget and call it phage (long A, soft G, silent E, standard Anglicized enunciation) like he had been taught 15 years earlier

    It really made my teeth itch when he did the pretentious pronunciation


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