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It’s Probably a Duck
Last night, I couldn’t recall the subject of the idiom “if it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck, it’s probably a duck”. Was it a chicken? A soup spoon? I got to wondering what other terms people…
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Word of the Day: Athazagoraphobia
Clearly, I suffer from an acute case. From the meagre Wikipedia entry: Athazagoraphobia is defined as the fear of (or strong reaction to) forgetting, being ignored, or generally anything dealing with the idea of forgetfulness. The definition can be extended…
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Five New Words I Learned Recently
Lately I’ve been keeping a Writely document to log new words that I learn. Here are the first five: salvific (from p. 104 of What I Meant to Say) Having the intention or power to bring about salvation or redemption:…
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Additional items in Words
Makkin Yer Voice Heard in the Scottish Pairlament
Word of the Day: Haze
The Lake Wobegon Effect
The Popularity of the Term 'Diva'
Uncyclopedia
Epithets for Country Folk
Dialectal Self-Antonyms and Lexical Differences
Fun with Google and Idioms
What Do You Think is the Most Beautiful Word?
Mother What?
Roland on Habseligkeiten
Introspective Writing
42 Ways To Say “Broken
Woman Writes Book on Humans...Needs 315 More Pages
Banal Grammar Discussion to Follow
What's the Etymology of "Geek"?
Mondegreens
To blog or not to blog?
Grammar is tough
Haiku
Toe the Line
A Writer's Tools
Waiting With Bated Breath
Word du Jour: Therblig
Word of the Day: Deuteranopia
Gamers' Vocab
Three Sites About Words

 

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