Browsing Month September, 2007

Up, Up, and A Way with Words!

That’s right! As subscribers to our newsletter already know, the creative team behind “A Way with Words” has just inked a deal to keep our show on the air. We’re so happy we could diagram a few pages of Ulysses! Thanks for all your emails, letters, and phone calls of support. You made it plain: more…

Quote of the Day

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a common-place thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow Roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars more…

Finally, A Rosetta Stone for Your Underwear

Liz Morrison has discovered a kind of Rosetta Stone for those odd little tags you find in your clothing these days. Her very funny blog is called I’ve Got Shpilkes.

“Digitivity Denizens”? Eeeuw!

Oh, puh-leeze! From an article on MSNBC about an ad agency that’s come up with a new term for people whose lives are inextricably intertwined with communications technology: “We are calling them ‘digitivity denizens,’ those who see their cell phones as an extension of themselves, whose online and offline lives are co-mingled and who would more…

Java Script

Geez, do you suppose there’s any connection between the fact that we here at “A Way with Words” are racing to get ready for the show’s brand -new season (about which more here), and the fact that both Grant and I are posting this week about various things with lots of caffeine? Speaking of caffeine, more…

Wake Up and Get Movin’!

Caffeinated oatmeal! Yum!

Brave New Words

Some thoughts about the unfortunate need for new words in a post-9/11 world.

Win This Book!

Hie yourself on over to the “A Way with Words” discussion forum, where we’re trying to come up with some brand-spanking-new collective nouns for the following groups: aliens from outer space tennis players language-loving radio hosts (be nice, now!) The winner will receive a copy of Jeff Prucher’s handsome new book, The Oxford Dictionary of more…