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Pee-Paw's Tater Brain

Heydee-hoo there neighbo! Droppin’ a peep in ta letcha knah you better get yer kickin boots on. Yer Pee-paw’s back at the saloon hooting and hollering at all the hollies and hanks how he seen the legendary outlaws Gosh Darnold and Josh Dammit! 173 more words

Austin R Ryan

Sonder (Poem)

Sonder: n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.

Talking Floorboards

Weird Words – 5 expressions with crazy origins

Etymology fascinates me, particularly when the passage of time twists the original meaning of a word or phrase into something else entirely. There are some common expressions with such wacky origins that even if you tried to make an educated guess, you’d probably be barking up the wrong tree. 570 more words

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Degrees of Perception

Way back in 1970, when I finally received my degree, I was astonished at the language, the words used to announce to all and sundry my entry into the select world of the degreed. 868 more words


Weird Words – 5 surprising word origins you'd never guess

As a writer, I’ve always been interested in how language changes, develops and evolves. How words change their meaning because of the way we use them. 373 more words

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A Word for the Turds Birds

If you want a chance to use a word that will turn some heads, find something that is bird-like in its appearance and observe its turdiform features.Taking its meaning from the bird family  38 more words


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

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