Those who blog with WordPress will be used to the fact that each time you add a new post you get a post-published feedback page telling you how many posts you’ve made, how many words the latest one has, as well as suggesting tags, offering possible topics for the next post etc.
My previous post was greeted with this:
I know it wasn’t the most inspired of the posts I’ve ever made, but I didn’t think it was so dreadful it deserved to be greeted with a bomb.
Incidentally, I’ve tagged this post ‘translation’, as I suspect it’s a British/American English thing – those ‘two nations divided by a common language.’ I’ve lived for far too long straddled between the two cultures to really know which is which with some colloquialisms (or indeed to be sure whether the punctuation goes inside or outside the quotation mark – though I do know it’s a full stop not a period!)
The Urban Dictionary definition suggests usage of ‘bomb’ changed back in 1997, so perhaps it’s a question of needing to translate between the styles of English used by different generations. Certainly, the more people who speak and write (some variant of) English, the more likely it seems that they won’t use the language I was brought up with.
Added after posting:
Sadly, it seems those pages aren’t entirely accurate, as the one that appeared when I posted this said – – which actually seems even worse.