Here's a malapropism that made me chortle all day yesterday: "…in other words, the [object] is [a thing], as succinct from [that other thing]"1 Succinct? SUCCINCT? OH, MR ATTORNEY. YOU MEAN DISTINCT. Now, I'll grant you, there's a passing aural resemblance on account of that -inct suffix business, but I don't care to admit that […]
Yesterday I spotted the following on an invitation to a baby shower: Eggcorn? Malapropism? Both? Definitely funny, definitely wrong.
As a brief addendum on the when can I buy it? issue, I am reliably informed at least one store is talking about December 19 as the on-shelf date. Make of this information what you will. I have spent most of the weekend pondering the pc vs mac dilemma, and am no closer to an […]
The problem with drinking while working is that it can quickly turn into just plain drinking, and from there it's a short stumble to "work? what? yes, of course, definitely pour me another." Er…oops. To keep things language-focussed, I did start a new game of awarding "vocabulary points" to those who used neglected or difficult […]
The Alien Onion reports on a new trend wherein "book" evolves into meaning "cool", which I am linking both because I find the evolution of the english language a fascinating process, and because my publishers really do rock. Lately, my brain appears to be fixating on txtspeak and lolspeak. For example, the dinner discussion last night […]
Proofreading: the process perhaps best described as "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
Test your vocabulary, feed hungry people. What's not to get addicted to love about that?
a word you never expected your aunt to know: frottage. i had a haircut three whole days ago now. i still hate it. sign of a truly bad haircut. this one's gonna take a few months to undo. is leonard cohen's "hallelujah" the most covered song ever in the history of mankind? i have twenty-seven […]