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Brexit and Humpty Dumpty-What’s the Connection?

Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. This is the first stanza of “The Jabberwocky”. Read the rest here. In Lewis Carroll’s novel, “Through the … Continue reading

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Do You Know What ‘Sparrow Fart’ Means?

I’ve always been intrigued by words. Can’t say I always use, spell or pronounce them correctly, but that’s never stopped me from trying out a new one. I recently bought Paul Dickson’s new book, “ Authorisms: Words Wrought by Writers”. … Continue reading

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Portmanteaus or Portmanteaux: By Any Name We Love Them!

I know some educated wordsmiths sniff at the use of portmanteaus, but I think the creative marrying of 2 words or names is quite charming & very efficient. Why use 2 words when one will suffice? Does your hair stand … Continue reading

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Neologisms: New and Noteworthy!

Neologism– noun [nee  OL uh jizuhm] a new word, usage or expression. Social networking has coined many neologisms such as tweeting, vlogging, and friending. Oh how fun! Here’s a list of some recent neologisms. Can you guess the meanings? Do … Continue reading

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