Turkey break!

Turkeys Try to Catch Train Out of N.J. RAMSEY, N.J. — Some wild turkeys, it appears, were trying to get out of New Jersey before Thanksgiving Day. A spokesman for the NJ Transit said train officials reported a dozen or so wild turkeys waiting on a station platform in Ramsey, about 20 miles northwest of […]

Some “buzz” words that ain’t gonna make it afterall…

humanilebrity: A celebrity who is a humanitarian and uses his or her fame to bolster a cause. Angelina Jolie is the current queen of humanilebrities. thinko: A cognitive error or mistake. Unlike a “typo,” a thinko occurs solely in the brain and doesn’t necessarily transfer to your fingers. e-mail ellipsia: The mind-numbing use of ellipses […]

Ten Nine words/phrases I try really hard not to use in jest…

1) colonoscopy 2) sure, we can make that viral… 3) episiotomy 4) lateral promotion (as in yours, not mine… ha ha) 5) laser vaginal rejuvenation 6) you know he’s dead, right? 7) indeed, Tool (Rush, Jethro Tull, Coheed & Cambria, [insert prog rock band here]) are a great band… 8) colonic irrigation 9) granny dumping

Ten Eleven Twelve words I wish to use conversationally more often…

1) perpetuate 2) mediate 3) squirmy 4) opsimath 5) schadenfreude (in reference to people I don’t know, of course) 6) apeirophobia 7) zaftig 8) compadre 9) hypermnesia (as in my own, wishfully) 10) nugatory 11) hoi polloi 12) schicki-micki

papa pinguinos make the news again…

Lilly Del Pinto thought the book looked charming when her 5-year-old daughter brought it home in September. Del Pinto said she was halfway through reading it to her daughter “when the zookeeper said the two penguins must be in love. That’s when I ended the story.” Del Pinto is speaking of the picture book “And […]

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