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Nov 29, 2010
double-u, double-u, double-u

This is from a few weeks ago, but I love word origins, here’s the etymology of the world wide web: “Web.”

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Mar 22, 2010
Word Cloud

I found this website, that builds word clouds out of text files.
So I uploaded the 380 pages of my Newlywed in Dubai: Best of the Blog book and came …

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Mar 11, 2010
New Words From the Recession

The Christian Science Monitor has some new words from our current economic times. Check out: “Recession slang: 10 new terms for a new economy.”
2. Permatemp, n. The condition of …

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Mar 11, 2010

This New York Times “On Language” column is from a couple of weeks ago, but it’s clever and educational and portmanteaus (portmanteaux?) are always fun.
Plus I agree with Mr. Garner …

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Mar 10, 2010
South African Slang

So as you know South Africa is hosting the FIFA World Cup in June.

Ahead of that, the “Schott’s Vocab” blog on the New York Times has a …

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Mar 4, 2010
New Number

No, no, no, no: “Hella number: scientists call for new word for 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.”
Before this article I’d never heard of “Yotta-” before (it means Septillion) and now they want …

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Feb 26, 2010
Mengagement Rings

I think I’ve linked to this blog before, but quite frankly I’m feeling too lazy right now to check. “Schott’s Vocab” is a blog on the New York Times …

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