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When we, (my whole family), were putting our collective heads together to come up with a name for this blog, I wanted “halfass” and I thought it wasn’t taken just because when you entered it in the address area it had no takers. My brother straightened me out and had me doing domain name searches the proper way. But on our way to the half ass tic website you are now reading we came up with a lot of different names. I wish I still had that piece of paper. The top contender in my mind, (until my brother came up with HalfAsstic), was www.VoraciousVerbage.com. I still think it would be a really neat name for a blog and I hope somebody else does, too and takes it. I realize spell check doesn’t recognize “verbage” as a word, But! when I checked on Dictionary.com, this is what I found:

verbage spelling, jargon
/ver’b*j/ A deliberate misspelling and mispronunciation of verbiage that assimilates it to the word “garbage”. Compare content-free. More pejorative than “verbiage”.

Now, I thought that the spelling of verbage assimilating to the word garbage was particularly telling. And pretty much told the same story the name “HalfAsstic” did. Not that it’s the story that everyone, (or even anyone else), would want to tell. But! I do think it’s a cool name.