Posts from the ‘Words’ category

They’ll Offer You Food and Wine

Yesterday, Julie accused me of never having seen The Sound of Music. I took immediate offense, and challenged her to a Sound of Music trivia throwdown.…

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Correct the Grammar in This Headline

Or is that correct as is? I don’t think so, but in any case it takes the English language around the back of the bike sheds…

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Does Anybody Recognize the Word ‘Rundepest’?

My South-African relatives use this term to describe a major family incident, like when somebody comes out of the closet or whatever. As in, “ach, man,…

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Word I Just Learned: Dysphemism

James, intrigued by the aforementioned term and the phrase ‘the anesthetic of the familiar’, sent me a link to a short description of a talk by…

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Your Connection Isn’t Good Enough

Because I’m a bit slow on these things, I just learned (or possibly just remembered) that Stephen King’s Dark Tower books are being adapted to comic…

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Simple Web Apps I Use Every Week: Alphabetizer and Word Count

Can we get a shout out for the little people? I recognized today that there are several ‘web apps’ (probably more accurately described as ‘web pages…

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Henry Rollins on WalMart

Is anybody more hardcore than Henry Rollins? I saw him live doing his spoken word thing about five years ago and he was up there for,…

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Ingenuine Isn’t a Word?

Whiskey tango foxtrot. I’ve been using ‘ingenuine’ for years. I’ve apparently used it nine times on this site. And yesterday my spell checker indicated that it…

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