Fonts are wonderfully creative and impactful, but many people haven’t bothered to notice. American English also uses or misuses the word bi-weekly and bi-monthly. Fortnightly can fix… Read more “Why I Like Fonts & The Word Fortnightly”
I used to pay attention to sports. Prior to living in Connecticut I loved baseball. Our street was quiet enough that in the evenings we could play… Read more “licking lexicogriphobia”
Have you ever noticed how some of our food is possessive? Does this mean those who eat them are possessed?
Our imperfect brains like to categorize things with broad brush strokes. This is how we create stereotypes. While not always true our broad brush strokes and stereotypes… Read more “No Bad Words”
Privacy in the bathroom is something our Western society often takes for granted. What’s also pretty interesting is we extend that physical privacy into our language by… Read more “With the Door Closed”
There’s a great post over at the Telegram about this phrase and other slang terms from the flapper era. Wiktionary gives us this background: Attested since 1922,… Read more “The Bee’s Knees”
I will admit that I fall into one of these camps. You’re welcome to speculate in the comments about which one Also, I have a stronger opinion… Read more “Pick a Side”