I Kan’t SEE a Thing

July 23, 2017

Word

Resently, the SEE key on my MakBook stopped working. This is annoying, but it kould have been worse. As you kan see, a ‘k’ or an ‘s’ is easily substituted, and for more formal kommuniation, I have taken to kopying and pasting the letter SEE. This takes up a bit of time, sine I kan’t just hit Kommand-SEE to kopy.

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Entertrainment

October 15, 2013

smile

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Neologism:

1.  a newly coined word, or a phrase or familiar word used in a new sense

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Entertrainment:

  1. Entertainment that also teaches
  2. Entertainment on a train

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Wordup, Digitons!

August 16, 2013

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Here are some disjointed word thoughts for you to ponder… or not.


A Passel of Google Virgins

December 8, 2012

Passel: a large group of people or things of indeterminate number

Google Virgins: phrases that do not yet appear anywhere on the world wide web, according to Google (sorry, vast majority of people who found this post by typing in the word “virgin”)

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Wordelicacies

July 4, 2012

Word needed! A metal container is a can and a glass container is a jar. But we have no word (that I know of) for a plastic container. I suggest plidge, because it rhymes with “fridge,” and thus would be a boon to the both the poetry and music industries.

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I Can’t Believe They’re Not Words!

April 1, 2012

Ballcock

Miscredit:

How is it possible that “miscredit” is not a word? If someone is incorrectly credited with something, we should be able to say that she is miscredited. For example, Thomas Crapper is commonly miscredited with the invention of the modern toilet, and thus the word “crap” derives from Mr. Crapper’s name. In fact, the word crap pre-dates Mr. Crapper; it is of Middle English origin. Mr. Crapper did, however, advance flush toilets quite a bit with his invention of (and if any of my middle school students have stumbled upon my blog I’ll never hear the end of it) the ballcock, which is still in use in today’s toilets.

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Random Questions & Brand New Words

February 22, 2012

from Poquoson Veterinary Clinic

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?

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