Thursday, November 24, 2005

Open Sores Media

I have enjoyed watching the OSM trainwreck unfold in Cinemascope, of course. Now that they have folded their "Open Source" tent, it occurs to me that they might want to re-think the associations inherent in the name "pajamas."

From the Online Etymology Dictionary:

1800, pai jamahs "loose trousers tied at the waist," worn by Muslims in India and adopted by Europeans there, especially for nightwear, from Hindi pajama, probably from Pers. paejamah, lit. "leg clothing," from pae "leg" (from PIE *ped- "foot," see foot) + jamah "clothing." Modern spelling is from 1845.

Heh, indeed.


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