Emergency Blog Post!

August 21, 2016

Computer error

The Internet is Broken! Here’s proof:

  • “I don’t care about pandas” receives 21,300 results on Google, whereas “I care about pandas” receives five. That’s right, 5!!!!!

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Fake Definitions… from Daisybrain

September 7, 2015
  • Zoology: The study of zoos
  • Astronomy: The study of asses
  • Sociology: The study of sociopaths
  • Rhinology: The study of Rhinos
  • Sarcology: The study of sarcasm
  • Cardiology: The study of playing cards
  • Cosmetology: The study of the cosmos

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Blow Your Mind with these Totally Random Blog Post Items

July 31, 2015

Catchy Slogans Seemingly Devoid of Meaning:

Ignore the ignorant!

Expunge the sponges!

Down With Gravity!

Freedomination!

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Desperately Important New Words and Thoughts from Daisybrain

July 8, 2015

Unlike some new word sites, you do not have to pay me a royalty every time you use these words. But a tip would be nice.

Flossophy – the philosophy of dental care

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Jeux de Mots en Anglais!

March 19, 2015

Here are some strange, yet completely true, sentences;

  • I messed around in toast and became Taoist.
  • Eric, a man, is American.

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Possibly the Worst DB Post of All Time – Don’t Miss it!!!

February 25, 2015

Vegescarian – A scary vegetarian. I’m sure there are some out there.

Cappichinos – My coffee stained chinos.

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Time Again for New Words from Daisybrain

December 24, 2014

New words, better than the tired, old words you’ve grown used to:

  • Ashamorse [ə-ˈshām-hȯrs] The state of being ashamed and having remorse. This word came from my teenage daughter. A related version: shamorse. 
  • Arborcide [är-bər-sīd] The murder of trees (“We’re not into arborcide – we have an artificial Christmas tree.”)
  • Pizzarito [pēt-sə-rē-tō] Make a pizza on a torilla, roll it up & you have a pizzarito.
  • Afraud [a-frȯd] African email scams
  • Christmasochist [kris-mə-sə-kist] Someone who takes on way too much at Christmas
  • Kwanzaaholic* [kwän-zə-hȯ-lik] Someone who’s a bit over the top with Kwanzaa
  • Vaccumulate [va-kyüm-ə-lāt] To accumulate vacuums
  • Tesslatte [tes-lä-tā] My drink of choice when I am driving my (future) Tessla
  • Placebotox [plə-ˈsē-bō-täk] A saline injection substituting for an actual botox treatment
  • Extravagansett* [ik-ˌstra-və-ˈgan-zət] Any celebration in Narragansett, Rhode Island

*Courtesy Auntie Linda

To try out some older new words, click the daisy:

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Things that Don’t Taste Like Their Name Implies

August 30, 2014
  • Strawberry (thankfully)
  • Breadfruit (huh?)
  • Nectarine (better tasting than most necks)
  • Currant (tastes too dated to be current, har har)
  • Coconut (tastes nothing like cocoa or nuts)
  • Eggplant (nope, though that would be interesting)

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How to Make Life Better with Words

July 29, 2014
  • Whenever I’m lonely, I take my carpet, add a space and I have a car pet that I take with me on road trips.

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Wordly-Words

July 19, 2014

July & July 

Why is the month of July (Jü-l) pronounced differently that the given name, July (Jü-l)? The reason these two heterographs (words with different meanings and sounds that are spelled the same) confuse me is that they both come from Julius Ceasar. In fact, the given name comes from the month, just like the name “April” comes from a month. Back in Ceasar’s day, there wasn’t a letter  “j” available, so his name began with the common Latin combination of the letters and u. Although the letter j is said to have come about as an with an added flourish, it’s interesting that it looks like a combination of i and u. But none of that answers the question of why the name “July” is pronounced differently than the month “July”. The month of July was originally spelled “Julie,” but I don’t know if that was pronounced, at the time, the same as the name “Julie”.  This all points to a larger question: Why would anyone outside of my own brain care? Since I can’t think of an answer for that either, I’d best move on.

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