Tags » Dictionaries

Shiratsuyu no Kai - Kanji Helper Part 1

明確(めいかく) :clear; precise; definite; distinct

沈む(しずむ) :to sink; to feel depressed; to descend

恨めしい(うらめしい) :reproachful; hateful; bitter

唐突(とうとつ) :abrupt; sudden

携える(たずさえる) :to engage in; to participate; to take part… 319 more words

Shiratsuyu No Kai

I Missed My Calling

Today’s Daily Prompt got me thinking about words. New words, specifically.

When I learned the Oxford Dictionaries issue quarterly updates, I presumed it was because (1.) these newly-minted words are much too important to wait a whole year for, or (2.) they have to justify lexicographers’ paychecks. 275 more words


Link love: language (61)

It’s a couple of months since I did a language linkfest, so before it gets out of hand again here’s a selection of linguistic and word-related items I’ve enjoyed over the last while. 260 more words


The case of the disappearing acorn

Margaret Atwood and other literary giants have spoken out recently against the dropping of various nature words from the Oxford Junior dictionary.

Some of the dropped words  include acorn, blackberries, minnow ,buttercup, catkin, cauliflower, chestnut, clover, hamster, heron, herring, kingfisher, lark, leopard, lobster, magpie, minnow, mussel, newt, otter, ox, oyster ,panther.almond, beaver,blackberry and crocus. 577 more words

Healthy Child

revolution blues

i can’t remember the last time i watched a state of the union address but even without a speech writer i can tell you what the state of the union actually IS, i can sum it up in 2 words: WE’RE FUCKED. 990 more words

Sweary links

Shit we’ve seen around the Interwebs that you should give a fuck about:

Countable “fuck”

Barack Obama Is Out of Fucks,” Ben Dreyfuss’s comment on the State of the Union address. 242 more words


Universal Translator: Pronoun

Dear Editor: Unsurprisingly, my colleague The Unlearned Dresgjas Sjart-Iiih grasps the incorrect end of the tree waste when he pontificates about nouns. He asserts that humans are primitive beings obsessed with naming objects, when in fact their complex culture is built on the ritual avoidance of nouns. 480 more words