Half-Baked Ideas February 17th, 2001 @ 10:10 pm PST
If someone devises a really incredible caper, why don’t we say that it was fully-baked? I’m constantly hearing of half-baked plans. Half-baked schemes. Half-baked ideas. Does anyone have a thoroughly-baked thought?
Struck October 12th, 2000 @ 12:35 pm PDT
I took a class in early 20th century American literature while I was a student at the University of Florida. Every essay, book, or article we read struck someone somehow. I got so disgusted by students saying, “What struck me about …” or, “I was struck by …” that I wrote a response paper asking […]
The Big Dig August 25th, 2000 @ 8:32 pm PDT
I‘ve talked about this happening IRL with several people recently and tonight I finally remembered to visit the site. bigdig.com details “The Central Artery/Tunnel Project” in Boston. Basically they are taking the entire highway system in Boston and putting it underground. It’s amazing. Fun Fact: Underfund is the only other word in English that begins […]
a hucklebuck response August 22nd, 2000 @ 7:59 pm PDT
my hucklebuck response from Peter Bowler‘s The Superior Person’s Book of Words defenestration n – the act of throwing someone or something out of a window napiform (adj) – shaped like a turnip quiddity n – the essence of something; literally, its whatness a quibble, or trifling nicety subderisorious adj. – mocking, but gently and […]
Nympholepsy August 15th, 2000 @ 6:25 am PDT
The proper term is nympholepsy. And not for Swedish furniture, either, pal.
definitions August 4th, 2000 @ 3:59 am PDT
Check it: New definitions added to the blog dictionary.
Appendix A July 20th, 2000 @ 6:47 pm PDT
Spoon! Updated Appendix A – blog dictionary Let me know if you can think of something to be added or edited.
simulblogulation July 12th, 2000 @ 9:39 am PDT
More Vocabulary with Dan: simulblogulation (si·mull·blog·u·lay·shun) n. the new (and pointless) act of identical content being posted to several weblogs simultaneous. I’m sure the authors believed themselves to be funny, but simulblogulation is simply stupid. like that wasn’t gonna happen!
sketchy July 4th, 2000 @ 8:35 pm PDT
HEY! sketchy is my word! That’s okay, though. I’ll let you use it. But know that it is mine. After like 6 or 7 years – ever since Bill & Ted – my word was afoot. Now it’s sketchy. And so am I.
An Invalid June 25th, 2000 @ 8:39 pm PDT
You can imagine how stupid I felt when I called someone an “invalid” in high school. As if they weren’t valid. And don’t even get me started on “epitome”. ehp-ih-tohm. Fark this farking language! Drives me nutty sometimes, it does.