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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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Oh Please! Portmanteaus

English would be so boring if it never changed. Portmanteaus are new words that are formed by joining two others and combining their meanings. See if you can guess which to words were combined to make these mashups: Muppet Ginormous … Continue reading

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