Tag Archives: Words

The Passion of the Wordist

Yesterday, I heard MSNBC commentator Ari Melber discussing the infamous memo, and he described it as parsimonious. Naturally, I was upset. I love Ari Melber. He is so smart, so affable and charming, and I even like his infatuation with … Continue reading

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Remember Tragic Fashion Boy?

Poor Tragic Fashion boy! I came across this picture and it brought back a whole era – the era in my life when blogging and fashion were exciting and full of adventure. I was genuinely fascinated by characters like Sea … Continue reading

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Godwin’s Law

Godwin’s law (also known as  Godwin’s Rule of Nazi Analogies or  Godwin’s Law of Nazi Analogies) is a humorous observation made by  Mike Godwin in 1990 that has become an  Internet adage. It states: “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a … Continue reading

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Losing It

Reading the New York Times online, I just got sidetracked by a link that said: “Worried about your memory? 5 Signs   it’s Serious.” As it happens, I have no short-term memory and little of the other kind either. People are … Continue reading

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Attention Wordists

Reading the little profiles of  people on tumblr, I noticed that a few people described themselves as eccentric. Like, ‘eccentric 19 year old art student loves cats, drawing, photography cupcakes and  random  cartoons.’ My feeling is, you don’t describe yourself as eccentric. That’s … Continue reading

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Better Words

There are so may feelings and situations for which there are no words in  English. 1. What about the feeling when you want to kill your ex-husband? I have that right now. 2. What  about  that tingle you get when you swallow some … Continue reading

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Beautiful Words

I just tried to read an essay in the New York Times that cited the words “cellar door” as the most beautiful phrase in the English Language.   HUH? Normally I enjoy lists of “beautiful words” but this threw me. Cellar … Continue reading

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Word Fever

According to some website called Global Language Monitor, the English language will add its millionth word sometime on Wednesday. I’m predicting it will be a stupid one. Other language experts think it’s impossible to count the number of words in … Continue reading

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Complicatizing Language

It must be fun to go to college these days. You can learn to use words like problematize, complexify, and nonpluralizable. Read more about this here. Reductionist thinking about binary logic? I am so totally disincentivized to figure out what … Continue reading

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