Category Archives: words

  1. Cryptogamists, Eructers, and Wykyn de Worde

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    May 14, 2018 by libroshombre

    As Welsh poet George Herbert rightly noted in the 1600s, “Good words are worth much, and cost little,” but sometimes …
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  2. Bond, Bananas, and Humperdink Fangboner

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    March 23, 2018 by libroshombre

      Nineteenth century poet and reformer Helen Hunt Jackson once wrote, “Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame; Each …
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  3. Apples, Alphabets, and Wine

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    March 5, 2018 by libroshombre

    If “Language is wine upon the lips,” as Virginia Woolf espoused, English is sometimes the language of winos. Take that …
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  4. Anu, Dana, and Nero

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    February 5, 2018 by libroshombre

      Today’s word, pneumooultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, came to my attention from A.Word.A.Day – “the most welcome mass email in cyberspace,” according to …
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  5. Anu, Elmer, and Helen

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    January 29, 2018 by libroshombre

      Texas Monthly Magazine’s January Bum Steer awards are a New Year tradition in which the worst of the worst …
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  6. Panties, Crocodiles, and Otorhinolaryngology

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    January 9, 2018 by libroshombre

      Long ago when I ran the public library in Corsicana, Texas, I investigated starting a company to manufacture women’s …
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  7. 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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