Tag linguistics

Master Your Vocabulary

…Or your vocabulary will become your master. Or summat like that, I dunno. Seems as though Aron was terribly, mysteriously ahead of the curve when he called out our current crop of politicians for their overuse of The Sphinx’s favorite…

“SAT Words”

I used to be regularly derided by friends and acquaintances of all stripe for my use of “SAT words”, generally defined as words that do not see regular use in the populace at large and thus achieve a “nerdy” gloss.…

Fun With Indefinite Pronouns

We (mistakenly) received this envelope in the mail yesterday. Who can spot the problem? Hint: The text reads “Your FREE address labels are enclosed. Please honor America’s paralyzed vets by using them.” (Extra hint: I thought we already did this…

An Explanation For YSSWotD

I began the Your Scottish Slang Word O’ The Day series a month ago primarily as an exercise in motivating myself to blog daily with the potentially beneficial side effect of amusing [all?] my reader[s?] out there. I believe that…