The Danger In Economizing Words

Can we stop being so easily offended by everything? Why is it becoming increasingly difficult to behave like a normal human being when it comes to simple language? Why is everything we say put under such a brutal microscope, whose magnification transforms the 'perpetrator' into a Machiavellian figure? Can we stop that, please? Because it's… Continue reading The Danger In Economizing Words

Excuse my French, but the (Pre)fix is In

Some words have all the luck. If you shout "Fire! in a crowded theater, you'll soon find yourself all alone. But if you shout "Bacon" in an empty kitchen, you will instantly achieve the opposite effect. No one likes a "headache" but everyone loves "chocolate". And while "water" is great, it doesn't elicit the same… Continue reading Excuse my French, but the (Pre)fix is In

There’s Something About Mary- A Prompt Challenge

Welcome to Sunday, and a brand spanking new prompt challenge entry we like to call "Word UP!", on account of the fact this ain't no ordinary prompt challenge. Back in the day (a couple weeks ago) we used to host prompt challenges that involved a single word. And then the Irish Mafia (Karen Craven of… Continue reading There’s Something About Mary- A Prompt Challenge

Dear Merriam Webster, Could I Have a Word With You?

To borrow a favorite word of mine, I am bemused over this week's big reveal of Merriam Webster's Word of the Year. The peeps at M. Dub went with Feminism and all I could think was . . . n'kay.  Before you start throwing email F bombs my way, lemme just say that I have zero problem with… Continue reading Dear Merriam Webster, Could I Have a Word With You?