Stray Thoughts

June 10, 2014
Twin trees on the sand at Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, California

Twin trees on the sand at Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, California

 

Twin Trees

You know those double trees that you see now and then? The twins that apparently grew from a single seed but immediately differentiated into what appear to be two independent trees? They are great examples of the dichotomy between individual and group life. We are all like those trees. In fact we are those trees. All life on Earth is composed of living cells, sometimes specialized to function with others in a larger organism. Everything that makes us up – all the matter and energy – is recycled from other living beings and exchanged with others all the time. We are like the cells that make up our bodies, part of a larger life system we may not pay conscious attention to. Our brains have developed egos that can get in the way of understanding that we are not isolated; we are parts of a whole.

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New Words for Old

May 27, 2014

Slight misspellings can create a new world of words. It’s like the genetic mutations that make evolution possible. So, here’s to the evolution of the language:

  • Independance: A solo dance
  • Burgerlar: A hamburger thief

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Brand New Words for the Mid-2000-Teens

March 6, 2014

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Twitterror: A mistake on Twitter, like a post over 140 characters that gets cut off mid-sentence. (I twitterred, and now I look like an idiotwit.)

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Word is a Funny

March 19, 2013

Blog posts need pictures. Here’s one:

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Picture

Funny is a word, and by the Commutative Law, word is a funny. Here are some ways that word is a funny:

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Here are Some Further Assaults on the English Language

February 8, 2013

Copyright 2013 by Daisybrain Media

Here are some Redefinitions:

A rest stop: When the police pull you over to arrest you

Ironic: Having qualities of iron. Example: “Iron Man is ironic.”

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an extremely important Daisybrain story

January 18, 2013

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Greta wants some better cheddar for Henrietta who is making enchiladas. And if you’d ever met her, you’d know you’d better let her get her some better cheddar. Although not the best choice of cheese, at least it’s cheap cheese. So you let Greta get a choice chunk of cheddar to make a whole lotta enchilada.

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Word is the Bird: A Guide to English

January 12, 2013

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I know English can be confusing. That’s why I am providing this helpful* guide.

Buried – the past tense of berry (also spelled berried)

Relate – to be late again

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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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Ward of Wordcraft

October 25, 2012

Foxify: to convolute & twist around any news story until it becomes an indictment of Democrats.

The Outciders: a cool name for a cider company.

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Be the First to Use these Fresh, New Words!

September 23, 2011

Here are some new words. Many of them come from my 11 and 13 year old children:

A new term of endearment for you to use: Dear + Darling = Dearling

Funcle: a fun uncle (not to be confused with funkle, a funky uncle)

Recyclopedia: an encyclopedia of reused words (or, as my daughter says, an encyclopedia of homophones)

Docktour: a tour of a dock, of course. I guess a Doctour would be a tour of a hospital staff

Insanitize: To make insanely clean

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