Posts from the ‘Words’ category

Some Worrying Quotation Marks in Our Moving Estimate

Next month we’re moving, and so I’m obtaining some estimates from (hopefully) reputable movers. One guy was very professional, and wrote up a very thorough free…

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My Favourite Monologue From Lord of War

Lord of War (one of my favourite movies from 2005) is on TV at the moment, and I just watched my favourite speech from the film:

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28 Really Geeky Baby Names

I happen to own the top Google search results ranking for the phrase “worst baby names ever”. As such, people occasionally come by and leave a…

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New Word I Learned: Conurbation

Lots of people are linking to this essay about American and British humour by actor and Sean of the Dead co-creator Simon Pegg. The essay’s quite…

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Words That Sound Unlike Their Meaning

The other day I was thinking about words that sound like the opposite of their definitions. It’s a pretty subjective exercise, but these are the three…

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Harper’s is a Great Magazine

I don’t read Harper’s Magazine very often, because I don’t read very many magazines, and I avoid issues which prominently feature American politics. When I do…

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The Golden Globes Are Picked By 88 People

That’s neither here nor there, but I just thought it was an interesting fact: The HFPA has about 90 members who disseminate information about movies and…

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A Better Definition of Good Luck

Last year I wrote about (new DNS currently breaking that page, but hopefully it’ll resolve soon) an SUV that flipped almost directly below my building. It…

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