Posts tagged “dictionary”

nikhedonia, noun: The pleasure and satisfaction derived from the anticipation of success. A harmless indulgence, and a prudent one, too, since success comes only to some but nikhedonia is freely available to all.

“Off to golf so early, darling? Hadn’t you better have your little nikhedonia session first? You know how badly you play when your gummata are troubling you.”

from The Superior Person’s Book of Words, by Peter Bowler

How to Handle a Ducking iPhone

For some reason that makes little sense, Apple decided to not include one of the words I use most frequently in the iPhone’s internal dictionary. So if I ever send you a text message saying that something is, “ducking awesome,” or that you need to, “get the duck out,” that is why. A certified Apple

The Weblog Dictionary

Lucky you! I went and updated my world famous blog dictionary. I added several new terms and changed the formatting. I received numerous requests for the functionality, so you can now easily link to entries. It’s also in css now, so you don’t have to wait for the entire table to load before you can

New Words

The Pseudodictionary is full of words (and phrases) that aren’t really words but should be. In the early 80s we used to call these sniglets, a term coined by, I think, Rich Hall of HBO’s Not Necessarily the News. I first found the Psuedodictionary several months ago when there were only a handful of words


Check it: New definitions added to the blog dictionary.

Appendix A

Spoon! Updated Appendix A – blog dictionary Let me know if you can think of something to be added or edited.

The Weblog Dictionary

The Weblog Dictionary was nominated for a 2001 Bloggie Award in the category of Best Weblog Resource. <drumroll> For your b l i n g reading pleasure… I present now… The newest featurette… Home of eGads

What Is This? is the personal weblog of me, David Vincent Gagne. I've been publishing here since 1999, which makes this one of the oldest continuously-updated websites on the Internet.

A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


You can read dozens of essays and articles and find hundreds of links to other sites with stories and information about Ernest Hemingway in The Hemingway Collection.