Who Can Measure the Weight of a Word?

Jesse Jackson’s recent “off the record” comments into a hot mike are causing quite a stir. Many are saying he is no longer relavant. Many are criticizing him. He has apologized, but I bet he wished he could take those words back. Here’s the story. The truth is some words and the reaction they cause…

Repristinate

My good friend, Rick Kingham, coined a word “repristinate” that is in the dictionary now. It means to restore to the original state or condition. Being the word junkie that I am, I think it is really, really cool that Rick created a word, and Webster’s dictionary picked it up. Bravo, Rick! Well, here is a…

Jack is Back! (and so is John)

Jack is Short for John Jack is short for John. John is short for toilet. Toilet is long for loo. Two loos plus land means crazy. Crazy is slang for insane. Insane is nice for “elevator doesn’t go to the top.” Elevator is long for lift that goes to the top. Top is plain for…