Posts Tagged ‘words’

I happened to see a reply on social media today … something like “…don’t forget that I live with a librarian…”- it was part of a discussion about books & book choices/ideas. But this person doesn’t…they live with someone who has done some library study at TAFE and works in a library…..but they are not […]


A new word for me – petrichor – “the distinctive scent which accompanies the first rain after a long warm dry spell” from Wikipedia or “A pleasant, distinctive smell frequently accompanying the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather in certain regions” -OED So lovely and apt that it was two Australians […]


Word play

20May14

Apparently you restructure and come up with a completely different structure – with no positions at your level. And then you can say, quite legitimately – that your job is surplus to requirements – because we have completely wiped your job. You don’t exist. Despite having a constant demand & incredibly satisfied clients. Word play. Getting […]


From the New Yorker (via The Shortlist Daily) – this story ” Last Friday, we débuted “Questioningly,” a Twitter-based game show. In the first installment, we asked readers to propose a single English word that should be eliminated from the language”. And the winner….. Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2012/04/questioningly-words-marked-for-death.html#ixzz1swE1CBtG Not a word that bothers me altho very […]


Handwriting

28Feb12

From Con, a handwriting meme. Trouble is, I haven’t been to my blog for quite a while and what with the rain, I started reading old posts and feeling quite sad. And I realise that I hardly ever handwrite nice words these days – apart from shopping lists and notes to the children (these are […]


Ahoj!

12Jan12

This is word I should just use more. Ahoj, pronounced ‘ahoy’ is Czech for hello or hi, but it’s informal so you can also use it for bye… I like the word because it’s short and happy and joyous. Max’ parents have been over for the last few months and I just spent the last day […]


A scattering

29Dec11

These days I graze. Not food so much but words. I used to just read, read books, the paper, but these days I graze all over the place and it’s nearly all online. I read the SMH online in the mornings over breakfast on my work iPad – when will the SMH charge for the […]