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I love linguistics, and while this is by no means a political blog, I can’t help but share one thought I had after watching last night’s first presidential “debate” (i.e. 357 more words



n. neologism.

“The realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.”

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New word Tuesdays

Snoration (n.) – /snˈreɪʃ(ə)n/ – A speech so boring that it induces sleep



Gk. eu – good;  cata – down, back, against; strophe – a twisting, or turning; catastrophe, “an overturning.”

As opposed to the regular catastrophes, a eucatastrophe is “the sudden happy turn in a story which pierces you with joy and brings tears.” An unexpected, happy ending. 15 more words

New Word Tuesdays

Hurlini – That “one last cocktail” that is one too many……


Under Bidding a Bridge to Nowhere

If a customer isn’t 100% certain about the value of a product, then they’ll want to minimize their committed costs.  From an ROI standpoint, their R (the return) is uncertain and has risk.   836 more words


Collective Neologism of the Day

We’ve all been there, stuck, anomic, and ‘ummmmm’-ing, reaching desperately into the mnemonic depths of our skulls for a word which, as it turns out, just doesn’t exist – the collective noun for a group of collective nouns. 88 more words