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Word You Can't Believe Is a Word: Smellfungus

Just looking at this word makes me laugh. But it is a real word, at least according to Merriam-Webster, the American Heritage Dictionary, and a few other sources. 181 more words


Weird Word of the Day: Prolix

Now here’s one you don’t hear often–or do you? First off, the meaning: 212 more words


Taste of Chaos

I’ve begun working on a new story. I’ve got the general framework figured out, but, as always, the question is what’s the real horror that I’m trying to explore? 149 more words

Short Story

Weird Christmas Words — from “Yule” to “Hark” to “Boxing Day”

At Christmas time, do you ever hear something and think, what in the world does that actually mean? We seem to have gone ear-numb to a lot of the Christmas words and phrases we hear every year. 604 more words

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Weird Word of the Day: Deus Ex Machina

If you’ve seen the movie Ex Machina, this term will make a lot more sense to you (can Oscar Isaac dance, or what?!). Of course, it will probably also make sense to you if you took a lot of English lit classes in college. 234 more words


Weird Word of the Day: Frottage

This little gem has been around since 1935, but, had it not been for Dan Savage and his “Savage Love” column, I don’t think I ever would have known it existed. 205 more words




Transmogrify – transform, especially in a surprising or magical manner. for example, “the cucumbers that were ultimately transmogrified into pickles”

Here is my visual interpretation of transmogrify. 32 more words