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If you squint, it almost makes sense

January 21, 2023 Stephanie Dolan

By Curtis Honeycutt I didn’t wear glasses until I was 19. As an up-and-coming visionary word nerd, I had never thought I needed corrective lenses. Of course, I always fancied monocles, although I didn’t know […]

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Embracing unembraceable idea nouns

December 3, 2022 Stephanie Dolan

By Curtis Honeycutt In elementary school, we learn a noun is a “person, place or thing.” Rabbit. Cereal. Toilet. Especially toilet. Words like “toilet” make Mad Libs a hit with my kids when we take […]


A creepy case of onomatopoeia

October 15, 2022 Stephanie Dolan

By Curtis Honeycutt Most people know what onomatopoeia is, but I’d bet most of them couldn’t spell it! Just ask me. Onomatopoeia, of course, is the naming of a thing based on the sound it […]