Now this is neat, and should be a good way to sharpen my Scrabble skills.(0)
Archive for the 'Words' Category
This is just what I needed! I know probably 50 of the 2 letter words already, but I certainly didn’t know which ones take an S, much less how many of them can take an A.(0)
Okay, I admit that this is really word-geeky, but this thing is really fascinating. But of particular note, in my opinion, is inclusion of the word “blog.” I’m still reading, though, so there may be other cool things in there, too.(0)
Last night, someone uttered the phrase “the howling fantods,” which I thought was an absolutely fabulous phrase. The thing was, I assumed that fantod was some nonsense word. But when I got home, I looked fantod up, and amazingly enough, fantod is legit.
Unfortunately, all the various dictionaries I’m looking in are giving me slightly different answers about what it means. One source tells me it means “State of worry or excitement; fidget; fuss;” Another source says it’s simply “nervous anxiety.” Another source still says it’s “A crotchety way of acting; a fad.” and “a., Fidgetty, restless.”
Gah, this uncertainty over what the word means gives me the howling fantods!
While browsing OS X Version Tracker just now, I noticed XPostFacto, “a utility to help install OS X on unsupported systems.” Anyway, not only is that a handy tool to know about, but I adore the name. Just thought I’d share.
I notice that it was originally called “Unsupported UtilityX”, so that they changed the name ex post facto just amuses me all the more.