HOW IT WORKS
Subscriber since: October 2010
Location: new york, NY
young, poor but honest, handsome, ambitious, an orphan ---oh, not really all of those--well, not really any of those, although admitting it does make me honest after a fashion, and maybe handsome but, I have been told, not classically so
My Word Lists
Least Favorite Word:
It is invariably used by adults and yet it is both infantile and infantilizing.
Other subscribers who dislike this word:
(Citrus Heights, CA)
""Chance is the fool's name for fate." [I like it because it is wrongheaded and is put to such silly use in the film from which it is taken.]"
- Fred Astaire as Guy Holden in "The Gay Divorcee" (1934)
"The Word Detective" is a Revealing Look at the Life of an OED Gumshoe
November 28, 2016
"Enough Said" is a Powerful Look at the Sewer of Political Language
November 21, 2016
Seven Strategies for Banishing Your Perfectionism
November 27, 2015
November 14, 2014
80th Column: Verbal Oddities
October 31, 2016
Order Your Adjectives: Failed and Nuclear
October 17, 2016
You Say You Want a Resolution?
January 1, 2017
An Insider's Look at the Creation (and Endless Recreation) of the Oxford English Dictionary
December 19, 2016
Become an Affiliate
Copyright ©1998-2017 Thinkmap, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Already a Subscriber?