Tag Archives: words

sorunku

Sorunku. Sorunku. Sorunku.  This is my new favorite word in the whole wide world, even though I have no idea what it means.  This is a Swedish matchbook label (according to reverse Google image search), so you may be excused … Continue reading

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underwater wordplay, and a note from the blogger

Blogger’s note: News broadcasts and the serious and thinky parts of the internet are particularly grave today, concerned with tragic and confusing events.  In the personal sphere, people in my life are facing losses of their own.  I have strong … Continue reading

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a dire corgi, in a garden, with a cube

I am preparing my first Cubeumentary (Cube-O-Mentary), depicting the construction of our new sidewalk as seen through the fisheye lens of the Polaroid Cube toy camera.  So please stand by– the Cube-O-Mentary will only be seen here!  (Once the sidewalk … Continue reading

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big texas meat claws

Another use for the best multipurpose tool since the Swiss Army knife (that’d be the phone camera*): word and phrase collection.  Every writer needs to be aware of ambient, atmospheric words, the words we breathe and eat and swallow as … Continue reading

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hyperliteracy in the restroom

One of my major beefs with the world is poor grammar, usage and spelling in all the writing we’re stuck reading in public places. No bad signs, please. Take a moment to set a good example. And then a reader … Continue reading

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the word of the day is “hominin”

“Who were the Denisovans anyway?”.  This compelling and (to me) instantly attractive question was the title of today’s post on the consistently interesting blog called Twilight Beasts.  And of course I clicked to read, and to my even greater delight, … Continue reading

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alligator pears and other kinds of pears and also sparrow grass

Winter drags on and on and photographers are getting desperate enough to shoot with Polaroid Cube toy cameras in the produce department of the butcher shop.  (Not even the grocery store.  Sheesh.)  It’s hardly exploring the farmer’s market with the … Continue reading

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spicy hungarian brushpile limousine

Spicy Hungarian brushpile limousine.  There’s a zesty group of English words.  And it’s so much more interesting than saying “here are two photographs I took recently with my Polaroid Cube toy camera”. Someday I’m going to have to explore my … Continue reading

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flowers for the season

It is spring at last, so let’s celebrate with one of the earliest serious flowers: the hellebore or Lenten rose, so called because it usually blooms before Easter.  These are right on schedule.  Note that although it’s called the Lenten … Continue reading

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mammoths (were really big)

Mammoths were really big.  There’s a reason their name was adopted into many modern languages as a tighter-reading synonym for that awkward phrase.  Yes, the name of the animal came first, entering Russian at the time of the first recorded … Continue reading

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