[UPDATE]: Welcome, Ann Althouse readers.
You can read what the public editor, Clark Hoyt, has to say on the subject here. Note the URL. I love the way the URL generator coined the word “pubed” out of public editor. It’s not a new coinage though. Urban Dictionary has already defined “pube” — usually a noun — as a verb. Definition #5:
to place a hair from the pubic male region on a piece of food to be served to a customer usually though not necessarily, by a worker of the establishment
“i was pubed last night by the guys at jj’s” (past tense)
There’s got to be an analogy here, but I will move back to Hoyt’s gentle probing of his employer.
(Via Instapundit) In other words, it’s a perfectly accurate URL, if only by accident. Also: “probing.” So that’s what they’re calling it, these days.
Hey, once you’re in the muck, you might as well go all the way in…