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Weird Words — from "totes" to "selfie" to "lol"

Man in 2016: “Could you Facebook me that selfie of us asap?”
Man in 1916: “Could I what you that what of us what?!”

Once upon a time, “text” was only a noun, “tweet” was just something birds did, and there was no such thing as a “selfie”. 431 more words

Weird Words

Weird Words of Wisdom!

One who steals a little, is hanged;

One who steals much, goes by carriage!

~Estonian

Weird Words of Wisdom!

One is received according to one’s coat;

one is dismissed according to one’s brain!

~Russian.

Weird Words of Wisdom!

To the Merry man, every weed is a flower;

To the afflicted man, every flower is a weed!

~Finnish

Weird Words – how brand names become generic

I have a Numatic Hetty HET200 Vacuum Cleaner. Do I call it that? No. It’s a hoover.

When I dig it out, I don’t “vacuum” the flat. 531 more words

Copywriting

Weird Words of Wisdom!

All the world’s a camera –

look pleasant, please!

~North American.

Weird Words of Wisdom!

To be a complete man one should have spent three years at a public school,

one at a university…

and two in prison!

~Russian.