How I define the world based on my use (or misuse) of the English language.
How It All Began
So I’m sitting in front of my Mac, not working, when one of the spirits appeared on my shoulder (not sure if it’s the devil or angel, it’s hard to tell sometimes). The spirit said, “I’ll bet you can’t make up a new word every day for the next year.” That sounds like a good challenge. I replied, “Oh, yes I can! Take that Webster!” (the dictionary, not the tiny little black man).
365 entries, that seems doable…
This just in! 2008 is a leap year! Oh crap. The Gregorian claendar has just thrown down the gauntlet and taunted me with a calendrical bitch slap.
Okay, fine. It’s 366 entries. I just got served by Webster.
- Urban Dictionary
- Articles on the new words added to the dictionary every year
- The desire to upstage Webster
- John Vorhaus
- The Washington Post Mensa Invitational. Whether real or hoax, it inspired me none-the-less.