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My South: W is for Winn-Dixie

November 13th, 2014 · No Comments

When I go to the Winn-Dixie, I like to go through the self-checkout line and choose Spanish instead of English.

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Screenings: Heist (2001)

April 9th, 2014 · No Comments

Mamet film where heavily-manicured language lends an unbelievability to the proceedings. The word bombs, however, are awesome: [Heist word bomb example #1] He (on telephone): Everybody needs money. That’s why they call it money. [Heist word bomb example #2] He: Save the bullshit, your guy says he wants to do the job. She: Is that […]

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November 12th, 2013 · No Comments

A co-worker used the word “agreeance.” I laughed, explained its non-wordness (also not a word). He hadn’t heard of Fred Durst, either.

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Trussvilian Etymology

November 29th, 2012 · No Comments

I wonder how many people living in Trussville, Alabama, actually know what a truss is?

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Funnie Boan

November 25th, 2012 · No Comments

“Your to funny,” she messages to me. “Their, their,” I want to respond, “I hadn’t ment to be humerus: Its just an observation.”

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Zounds! Chicago-Style Politics!!

November 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

I don’t know if I am more aghast at the shrill idiocy within the text or the shameless copyright infringement of the Godfather design.

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Tags: film · language · politics

Beware the Haiku Minutes!

October 19th, 2012 · No Comments

At work, I was asked to stop using words people can’t understand in my monthly meeting minutes. Words like “adjourned” and “respectively.” They should know better than to make requests like that of me. I will start writing the minutes using only words of five letters or less. Or I may compose an entire meeting’s […]

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Grocery Store Lingua

October 9th, 2012 · No Comments

Later, I went through the self check-out line and chose “Spanish.” Mmm, that lady inside the computer sounded so sexy: “bolsa,” “credito.” Highlight of my day.

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July 1st, 2012 · No Comments

larb : lard :: brawl : drawl

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New Words 082712

June 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Powerlessment; bewilderness.

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