I have recently become aware of a disturbing fact. As time progresses words change meanings. Specifically, I have learned that ‘Swatting’ is a thing where morons call in fake threats to the police in the hopes of stirring up trouble for that person or entity. In recent cases, a neo-nazi teen (i.e. ultra-super-triple moron) has been reported to have made these fake threats (see https://www.nbc12.com/2020/01/14/virginia-teen-charged-swatting-ring-linked-neo-nazis/).
This blog, ‘Swatting At Flies’ was born quite simply. And it has zero, nada, zilch to do with this disturbing trend I mention above. Seventeen years ago, I was literally swatting at a fly in my kitchen while simultaneously trying to think of a name for this blog. Boom! I got the fly. I got the name.
Trends be damned. It’s still a fine name for a blog.