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Monthly Archives: February 2011
In my last post, I talked about the word “merkin,” which is a wig for the pubic area. I came across the word in a Facebook post by a teenage acquaintance of mine, which read, “Paintball today. Merkin emm.” While … Continue reading
Occasionally I go on a word journey and it takes me to very unexpected places. Sometimes I even cross my own path in these travels. That’s what happened this week. I had the occasion to look up two words that … Continue reading
A special welcome to my new Northwest Linguist readers. Good to see you here! Recently I’ve been watching a lot of episodes of one of my favorite shows, Forensic Files. When I first discovered it a few years ago, I … Continue reading
It makes me slightly nervous when someone is described as enumerating something if she isn’t actually saying the numbers before mentioning each item on the list.