Tag Archives: wordplay
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Holy Meth Lab, Batman!

Listening to the news on the radio this morning AK said "Well, that proves it." I said "What?" She said, "Batman DOES exist...they just found a lab in a cave." Awwww...I wish that's what it was, Baby Girl! Unfortunately, not...
Amanda Coates Lich
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I Notice You’re a Nerd

"Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself."
John Green
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The Oxford English Dictionary Realizes It’s the 21st Century

The next edition of the OED is slated to be online only. It's a logical progression, but they're still proposing to take ten more years to release it. They should release it now/soon and let it be a work-in-progress much like the current OED database. Language changes too fast. Executing meticulousness (the old way) is no longer practical.
Arika Dean

From the GOOD Blog: Telegraph reports that the next edition of the hefty and treasured Oxford English Dictionary will not appear in print. Because of the popularity and functionality of digital alternatives, publishers didn’t see a viable market for a print version of the third edition—dubbed OED3—which has taken 80 lexicographers 21 years to create.

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Ukuleles, Cake, and Cheeky British Songstresses

For folks who know me, there are three things that I enjoy immensely: the charming sound of a ukulele, the nomy deliciousness of cake, and the delightful cadence of an English accent. Boing Boing had a shout out to the song stylings of Rocky and Balls.  While the name is a bit lacking, these duet […]