As I mentioned in my last post, we recently moved our kids back to college. For my husband and I, this was a given. We have helped move both of our kids in and out of dorm rooms and apartments since their freshmen years. It's not that we enjoy carrying stuff up and down stairs, … Continue reading Love is a verb
I came across the link to this dictionary in a conversation at work (can't remember exactly which one) and thought I would share. It's the only time I can remember a dictionary making me laugh.
Have you ever wondered why we can be discombobulated but not combobulated? Or how about why we can be disgruntled, but not gruntled? If so, then we have something in common! We're both word nerds. Be proud! For an interesting look at lonely negative words (negative words with no positive or neutral counterpart), check out … Continue reading Lonely Negative Words
Ever wondered where OK came from? Or for that matter, is the correct spelling really "okay" and just "OK" for short? Or is it o.k. or O.K.? These are things that I've wondered about. I know, I know. But I can rationalize it since I write and edit for a living, so it's all good. … Continue reading Ever Wonder Where “OK” Came From? Read On to Find Out
So, last night, my husband complimented the chicken I made for dinner and remarked that it was nice and moist. Moist. Ugh. That got us started on a conversation about words that sound like just what they mean and also words that I just. don't. like. Call it serendipity (or don't, no one's forcing you), … Continue reading Word Aversions – Or Words We Just Hate