Words

Jul. 9th, 2009 10:31 am
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Constipated
Syncopated
Addlepated
Twitterpated

What is this "pated" suffix?

Anyone have other "pated" words?

Smell Test

Jul. 8th, 2009 03:51 pm
lynxreign: (Croooooow!)
Whenever you're trying to determine mathamatically how delicious or disgusting something is, always remember to divide by how it smells.

Scientists call this the Olifactor.
lynxreign: (Tiger)
The reason I asked my question yesterday about famous vs well known.

I was reading comments on someone's post and [livejournal.com profile] mgrasso said something that ended with the phrase "happy go lucky".

And I thought

Ah, Happy Golucky, the less famous, but better known cousin of Holly Golightly.

And I started wondering if that middle part made any sense to anyone but me.

Question

Jun. 9th, 2009 10:43 am
lynxreign: (Default)
Is it possible to be better known, but less famous?

Grading

Mar. 1st, 2009 05:49 pm
lynxreign: (Default)
I thought this might be amusing to [livejournal.com profile] jeffwik, but I'll bet most teacher-y people will enjoy it.

I'm in full agreement with the 7th item on his list:
"Utilized" is an abomination. "Used" is a perfectly good word.

Oh England

Jan. 30th, 2009 04:16 pm
lynxreign: (Spock)
You disappoint me. Improper English is now apparently quite English.
lynxreign: (Tiger)
For future reference, I'm listing some phrases that have seen some use of late. Perhaps if other people read them, they will gain wider currency.

"Honk the Jutle" - To perform one's morning ablutions. To prepare one's self for the day. A New England regionalism. (not really)

"A Bunny Load" - an inordinate amount - for example, "Carry a Bunny Load" - to attempt to bring all the groceries into the house in one trip, by yourself, no matter how many items there are or how many people there are to help.

Have any others? Tell me and I'll add them to the list.
lynxreign: (Tiger)
Thank you Girl Genius! I'm sure I'll be using this word quite a bit.

Words!

Sep. 12th, 2008 02:51 pm
lynxreign: (Decker)
The top 100 English words by usage

Who knew the Wall Street Journal was still good for something?
lynxreign: (Tiger)
When plans are first being made, they're formative.
When there's only one or two things left to check, they're tentative.
When they're solidified, what are they? Twentytwotative?

Words

Aug. 21st, 2008 08:32 am
lynxreign: (Tiger)
I think I've been playing too much Scrabulous. Last night I was dreaming words. Sadly, they are new words and won't be in Scrabulous. The one I remember is:

Jate - a person who deals with tea and flags, often in an official capacity.


Also this morning I realized that cats odd behavior can be explained by their biological uniqueness. Cats are the only animal that frequently transition between organic and inorganic matter. This explains why sometimes they are normal and sometimes a silicate. EDIT:(silly cat) (you have to say it out loud for it to work well) (It IS funny) (Honest!)
lynxreign: (Rocket to Russia)
Last night I kept alternating between sex dreams and nightmares. Come to think of it, that'd be a great album name. Anyway, this has been true of the last 2 nights and they keep waking me up. It is all very annoying.

I'd much prefer more dreams like the one I had a few nights ago where I was bicycling through the Philadelphia countryside circa 1770 with Ben Franklin. We were discussing constitutional theory and practice.

Of course that dream left me wondering why they called it a "Constitution". Was this a word in use at the time? Did they create the word from other English words or derive it from Latin? If it was in use at the time, what was it being used for?

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