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Yahoo! Video gets ANAL [Acquires Jumpcut]

Heebie Sudoku [PersonRank 5]

Wednesday, September 27, 2006
14 years ago3,033 views

Yahoo! Video will now be seeriously cool (anal) as it's now just bought a company whose website enables to to make your own movie online.

The website's and the announcement's ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Hum... I not sure what it means in English but in French "anal" is related to a sensible part of your anatomy.... :-S

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

<<Hum... I not sure what it means in English>>

Quick Google Define:anal tells me that it is either
"Having to do with the anus" OR
the unfortunate shortened version of "analytic."

what either of these has to do with video mixing I don't know.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Maybe Sudoku will explain us. He writes "cool (anal)", though...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Maybe this is new street slang that didn't make it into dictionaries :)
The second meaning of "anal" I know is "compulsive/ caring too much about details" etc. derived from

"a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region; fixation at this stage is said to result in orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc." ...

In German we have some nice words for this too...

Heebie Sudoku [PersonRank 5]

14 years ago #

Hi! I didn't realise my wording would cause do much fuss! We use the word at work and I've heard it on the TV (I live in England).

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Heebie – did you use the word "anal" to mean "cool"? I've lived in England all my life and I've never heard anyone use it in that sense on TV or anywhere!

/pd [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Acutally Philipp is bang on – with the term description.. when a person is "anal" .. the person has a "compulsive/ caring too much about details"

e.g "he is anal about the Q3/06 pipeline report" – means that every ""i needs to be dotted and every "t" needs to be crossed.

And no, I dont think Yahoo will be anal with video, they are a late encumbant into the this space ..

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