I would like to thank SE for paying me my assassin's wages, which have now arrived. Apparently, they had to be repacked for security reasons, so I got lots of extra yellow tape on my box.
Though I would have really liked a TeX SE mug :-).
I just discovered that gmail had an urgent-sounding message from SE waiting in one of those tabs it uses for the endless stream of offers CVS pharmacy keeps sending me. (No idea who they are or why they think I'm in such a dire state of health, if not wealth, but that's a different matter.)
The message was sent last month, but I'm surprised nobody tried to contact me again since, according to the subject line I'm (was?) killing TeX SE. Rather alarmed, I thought I'd better read it, even if a bit tardily. Much to my astonishment, they seem to want to send me a T-shirt.
Hence the question. Is TeX SE really dying? Or, by now, dead? If so, am I really its murderer?
Or is this a convoluted scam by a member of Nigeria's royalty, hoping to blackmail me if I give them my size details?
Note that I wrote this only half in jest. I inferred the intended meaning, although I am not at all familiar with it. In light of Alan's answer, I consulted OED:
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» trans. colloq. (orig. U.S.). To do or perform (something) impressively or conclusively. Also: spec. to do extremely well at (an examination subject). Frequently in to kill it. Cf. nail v. 6d.
- 1899 Werner's Mag. Jan. 376/2 Kill, to do easily.
- 1906 Dial. Notes 3ii. 143 Kill, to pass an examination perfectly. ‘I killed math.’
- 1968 C. Baker et al. College Undergraduate Slang Study 147 Kill it, do well on an exam.
- 1982 Campus Slang (Univ. N. Carolina, Chapel Hill) Spring 5 Kill, to do something extremely well: She killed that song.
- 2001 Snowboard U.K. Sept. 43 Hamish McKnight was killing it on a Burton Junkyard snowskate, pulling off big indys and even getting close to 360 flips over the first box in the boardercross.
- 2011 T. Rayburn Pulse (2012) xiv. Matt said you totally killed the interview.
- 2012 P. Coughter Art of Pitch ii. 48 You have to go out there and kill it, make them love us right now, and inspire the team.
Frankly, if the SE crachach are going to communicate with an international audience like this, then I think they should throw in a copy of Webster's along with that T-shirt. An informal style is one thing, but some kind of mutually intelligible vocabulary is still required.