Category Archives: dictionaries

  1. Judy’s Bookshelf and the OED

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    April 3, 2021 by libroshombre

                Where the heck is Judy Woodruff’s copy of “Grant,” Ron Chernow’s excellent biography of the 18th President?  I remain …
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  2. (Description, Prescription, and WTF Awards)

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    March 18, 2021 by libroshombre

                The differences between the Biden administration and Trump’s are manifold, but among the more glaring is their approach to …
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  3. Harry Stuff, Stargazy Pie, and Escapism

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    May 16, 2020 by libroshombre

      Horror writer maintained that, “No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality,” …
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  4. Righting Wrongs, Writing Wrong, and the Power of Mistakes

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    March 18, 2019 by libroshombre

    Martial arts maestro Bruce Lee wrote in his book, “Striking Thoughts,” that “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the …
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  5. Cock, Sockeye, and Lady Mondregreen

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    December 21, 2017 by libroshombre

    Pliny the Elder could have been describing current times when he declared, “The only certainty is that nothing is certain.” …
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  6. Anu, Noah, and Beverly

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    December 2, 2016 by libroshombre

      The term “culprit” has been on my mind since I lost most of a recent powerpoint presentation due to …
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  7. Obscure Sorrows, Crosswords, and Amyloids

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    July 28, 2016 by libroshombre

      A child of mine recently passed along the online Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows of neologisms, newly coined words, created …
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  8. Gobblefunk, Gold Cards, and Blind Boy Groot

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    June 15, 2016 by libroshombre

      Roald Dahl, creator of Willie Wonka and James and the Giant Peach, liked naming things so much that the …
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  9. Obnubilate Zinio, Y’all

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    June 7, 2016 by libroshombre

      The words from TheAtlantic.com fell on my ears like manna in the desert: “How y’all doing? A greeting as …
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  10. Flowers, Fireflies, and Frequentatives

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    June 3, 2016 by libroshombre

    A recent visit to central Texas revealed that sensible rains have returned there after a half-decade of severe drought. The …
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