April Fools’ Day

I don’t love practical jokes.

I think they can be mean.

SO

April Fools’ Day is not my favorite day.

Some of the “news” stories are funny, though. I do enjoy those.

Like this one

Not our beloved Daryl!

Not our beloved Daryl!

(Click here for more information on above news story!)

But generally, I’m not a fan.

I am a fan of words, though.

Through some research, I discovered that there is some controversy on whether it is

April Fool’s Day

Or

April Fools’ Day

I think it is the latter, because the world is full of fools and this is their day, right?

What is your opinion?

 

(Interested side note: My spell check thinks “Fool’s” is wrong and “Fools’” is right.)

 

 

 

 

Beware the Ides of March

I know what it means! Do you?

TIME

The 15th is the Ides of March, and you know what that means. You don’t? Oh. It wasn’t good for Julius Caesar — he got stabbed 23 times by his trusted friends on this day in 44 B.C. Fast forward a few thousand years and Ryan Gosling gets fired from George Clooney’s presidential campaign in the political drama The Ides of March. Even Homer Simpson is warned of his downfall on the Ides of March after being the Chosen One of the Stonecutters club. The Ides of March have a doom-filled reputation, but every month has its Ides. Let TIME be your soothsayer and explain exactly why you should, or shouldn’t, beware.

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Words I Don’t Understand (or Beware the Ides of March)

Did you know today is the Ides of March? Do you know why you are supposed to beware the Ides of March?

On a totally unrelated note, happy birthday to my big sister. She was born on the Ides of March. I don’t think that is why you are supposed to beware it, though.

Want to know what I’m talking about? Go here.

Yesterday, I wrote about words I really love. Now it’s time for the words I just don’t understand!

Sometimes I don’t know what they mean.

Sometimes I don’t like how they sound.

And sometimes, they just make me mad.

My Top 10 Weird Words I Don’t Understand

  1. Redouble
  2. Irregardless
  3. Implacable
  4. Hashtag
  5. Phat
  6. Conversate
  7. Ginormous
  8. Uber-anything
  9. Supposably
  10. Selfie

Worst Words of 2013 

  1. Selfie
  2. Twerk
  3. Hashtag
  4. …on steroids
  5. ___ageddon
  6. ___pocalypse
  7. Intellectually/morally bankrupt
  8. Fanbase

We agree on two. I would have added twerk if I had thought of it. I have blocked it from my mind, however.

(Happy Birthday, Gail! I love you!)

Top Ten Insanely Great Science Terms

Wow…they really are insanely great!

TIME

I don’t appreciate being judged by a galaxy, to say nothing of a whole group of them. But apparently they’re out there, gazing balefully down at me—and you too for that matter. That’s the implication of a study by a team of astronomers at York University in Toronto, who this week report that the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxy are surrounded by 12 large galaxies 24 million light years across, forming what’s known as a “Council of Giants” that “stands in gravitational judgment” of the “Local Group” of galaxies by restricting their movement. That’s some kind of nomenclature, star boys!

Scientists, it seems, can’t help themselves. You try sitting in the same lab, staring into the same instruments, counting stars or virus particles or bits of subatomic debris all day and see if you don’t try to have a little fun when you get to play with language. In honor…

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I love words

Maybe I am a little crazy, but there are certain words that I just love! I like to say them, I like to read them and I like to hear other people say them.

Sometimes it’s what they mean.

Sometimes it’s how they sound.

And sometimes, they make me laugh.

My Top 10 Favorite Words

  1. Altruistic
  2. Plethora
  3. Hobo
  4. Extravaganza
  5. Assuage
  6. Mayhap
  7. Intriguing
  8. Resplendent
  9. Discombobulate
  10. Horrible-ize

10 Cool Words by CoolestWords.com

  1. Defenestration
  2. Juggernaut
  3. Prestidigitation
  4. Onomatopoeia
  5. Obfuscation
  6. Prolix
  7. Anathema
  8. Discombobulated
  9. Mellifluous
  10. Pandemonium

At least one of my favorite words is “cool”.