Words we need to make it through the next year

July 16, 2017

 

Junioring: The act of claiming innocence by stupidity

Internyet: Russian use of the internet to veto an election 

Fakicity: Obvious artificiality and fakeness presented by people pretending to be authority figures

Flerp: To pass on a brain activity due to media overload. Example: In response to a question about the Trump-Russia conspiracy,  “I flerp on that,” “I flerp,” or simply, “flerp.”

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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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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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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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The Wild Wilderness of Words

June 18, 2013

Word Ways concentrated on the 'intellectual discipline' of wordplay

profound: Something that has been professionally found.

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Word Playtocracy

November 27, 2012

A small change in spelling can create a brand new homophone…

Bicycle becomes Bicicle: Two icicles

Window becomes Windough: The goal of lottery players

Anteater becomes Aunteater: Yikes!

Because becomes Beecause: An issue that bees care deeply about

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The Coming Achocolypse

November 19, 2012

Discovering chocolate that you had forgotten, late at night, hidden away in a cabinet or pantry is one of the signs of the impending Achocolypse when the false chocolate (carob) will battle the angelatins of Count Chocula in the Temple of Theobromine.

Admittedly, I haven’t read much of the Bible, but I’m pretty sure that’s all in there.

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