There is no “R” at the end of idea no matter how many times he gives a speech about conservation of letters. It is an IDEA and not an idear. That extra r is for me ROLLING my eyes.
Archive for vocabulary
Do you pronounce coupon as koo-pon or que-pon?
It sounds like que-pon when I say it.
Do pin and pen have different pronunciations?
They sound the same when I say them.
How do you pronounce Jenny?
I don’t understand why, but apparently I say it wrong.
I still maintain that I don’t have an accent… unless I want to have one. Even then, I don’t say y’all. That is not a word.
Word of the day: Christmas letter blogger
definition – Someone who posts once a week or less about the carefully selected aspects of their life which make them think they are better than the rest of us.
example – After getting all the Legos out of the toilet, I was in no mood to read some ‘Christmas letter blogger’ bragging about their perfect children, multiple vacations and constant shopping.
A week ago, Barry posted something that deserved more attention that it received.
June 15, 2007: digital immigrant
Someone who grew up before the digital age and is fairly new to the internet. Basically anyone over the age of 28. YouTube is foreign to the digital immigrant.
I’m sure that this would annoy all the 20-somethings out there if they read it, but urban dictionary’s definition and example is utter hogwash. I think the generation that actually grew up with the computer revolution is more than keeping step with technology. If anything, we’re worshipers of it. We are the believers in the possibilities for good and the potential for improvements. We have seen life with and without computers and respect the tools that computers give to us. The cynical, self-absorbed generation of younger than 28 year olds take for granted that technology will always be available and see it only as a way to further serve and promote themselves. They see things as disposable and worthless instead of valuable and worthy of preservation. They are the nouveau technophiles in the church of technophilia that WE created and maintain.
imaginary brake: The invisible brake that the passenger in a vehicle uses to telepathically encourage the driver to slow down or stop. There are both hand and foot varieties of imaginary brakes. They are equally effective. Example of the word in use – “If you need me to slow down, you should just say so instead of stomping that imaginary brake.”
Caveman Sunscreen – The layer of dirt and filth that covers my children after a mere moment outside.
Mom says: “I don’t care if it’s your summer vacation, you still have to bathe.” AND “Playing in the sprinkler is NOT the same as taking a bath.”
definition: A searing pain that, although centralized in the elbow, radiates all the way down to the wrist and up into the shoulder. It is not until this pain is at its’ worst that you realize it is caused by putting weight on your elbow as you read the words on your monitor. This realization occurs over and over again as you stupidly continue this behavior. “Ow, that hurts.”