At the last CocoaHeads I gave a talk about “The Top Ten Cocoa Words That Sound Dirty But Aren’t”. Ben Haller’s web site has been the home for this list since 2003. I thought now would be a good time to give the list another home, so here it is:
And the #1 Cocoa word that sounds dirty but isn’t:
Note that on Ben’s site “stroke” is misspelled as “stroke:” — my fault for emailing it that way.
I added two bonus words:
- touchUpInside (iOS only)
- NSStopTouchingMeBox (a private class)
One of the stated goals of my talk was to beat this old joke to death. Having gone over the list many times in the last few days, I feel that I accomplished that goal at least for myself. However, this doesn’t stop me from reposting two other jokes of mine that Ben posted:
Q: Where do IB users do all their shopping?
A: Target outlets.
Q: Why can’t Cocoa programmers win presidential elections?
A: They don’t retain their delegates.
Thanks folks, and please tip your waiter.