Is anyone breeding dogs for longevity? They’re bred for every other conceivable trait, why not freeze some sperm & eggs and inseminate with the ones from dogs who live the longest?
Why do people insist on waiting “on line” and doing things “on accident,” when in and by are the correct prepositions?
Isn’t it odd that nerd, heard, bird and turd all rhyme with word? They shouldn’t. From now on, I’m protesting by spelling bird b-o-r-d, heard h-o-r-d, nerd n-o-r-d and turd t-o-r-d.
Let’s look at some other rhyming words that have no business rhyming:
- busy & dizzy
- food & brewed
- was, does, ’cause & buzz
- bury, ferry & dairy
- heard & beard
- horse & worse
- wounded & rounded
- food & blood
- should & mould
- print & pint
- war & far
- cover & clover
For further examples of maddening inconsistencies in pronunciation, see this epic poem.
Daisybrain is a spawning ground for new words in English. It’s like the Genesis Project from Star Trek, only with words, not planets. Here are the latest additions to the English language, awaiting your usage:
Slackademic – A student who takes enough easy courses to stay in school in order to party and extend his/her adolescence as long as possible.
I would like to give my wife credit for these next three new words:
Neckticulating – gesticulating with one’s neck.
Complexivity – we have not yet ascribed a meaning to this word; suggestions?
Devaporating – When a smelly gas that one expects to linger miraculously dissipates quickly.
That’s it for today’s curious observations and brand new weards, or wurds, or werds, or wirds, or wordz. Bayh!
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