beecher commented on the word barack obama
Sarra - sorry I didn't even spell your name correctly in the previous comment. I don't know where my brain is. At any rate, here is a link to a post acknowledging my mistake. Thank you for pointing it out.http://walkinthewords.blogspot.com/2008/11/we-all-make-mistakes-mccains-schwa.html
November 11, 2008
Right you are serra, I am embarrassed to have made that mistake. Though I still don't believe the dipthong carries any additional weight.
Not that Obama is truly a favorite word but it is an interesting name that possibly helped him win the election. See what I am talking about:http://walkinthewords.blogspot.com/2008/11/obamas-name-wins-election-thanks-to.html
beecher commented on the word puck bunny
Wow, I forgot about Pokemon. Nice analogy though. So are you implying that moms who have kids that play hockey evolve into moms who have kids that play soccer? I would think it the other way around - only because hockey is so expensive and time consuming that if one started with hockey they wouldn't have time or money for soccer.Mine only play baseball though, so what do I know.
October 23, 2008
beecher commented on the word fairweather johnson
All right, I give up, how is this a sports-related compound word? I know it is a Hootie and the Blowfish album but I am not familiar with any reference to sports. Clue me in?
beecher commented on the word abecedarium
Obviously related to abecedarian.
October 21, 2008
beecher commented on the word sidewalk alumni
Fans of college sports teams that are not alumni of the college. See also: http://walkinthewords.blogspot.com/2008/10/ncaa-football-armchair-quarterbacks-and.html
beecher commented on the word buckle bunny
Buckle bunny: a female groupie of rodeo cowboys.http://walkinthewords.blogspot.com/2008/10/analyzability-of-exocentric-compounds.html
Puck bunny: a female fan of hockey or hockey players; a hockey groupie, especially one who has casual sexual relations with players.http://walkinthewords.blogspot.com/2008/10/analyzability-of-exocentric-compounds.html
beecher commented on the list sports-related-compound-words
For more on buckle bunny and puck bunny see:http://walkinthewords.blogspot.com/2008/10/analyzability-of-exocentric-compounds.html
Fans of college sports teams that are not alumni of the college.See also:http://walkinthewords.blogspot.com/2008/10/ncaa-football-armchair-quarterbacks-and.html
beecher commented on the list portmanteau-words
As much as George W. gets ridiculed for using this non-word, I actually think it is an outstanding portmanteau and has every right to be considered a word.
September 18, 2008
beecher commented on the word swipeout
http://walkinthewords.blogspot.com/2008/09/create-portmanteau-word-contest.htmlLearn more at above site.
These are some new portmanteau words that I have come across. I am having a contest on my linguistics site for people to create new portmanteau words to win prizes. Please check it out.http://walkinthewords.blogspot.com/2008/09/create-portmanteau-word-contest.html
beecher commented on the word antimnemonic
Awesome sounding word. Speaking of which, this website has inspired me to have an unusual word contest on my linguistics blog.I will be announcing the contest tomorrow. Please be sure to check it out and enter for your chance to win some linguistics-related goodies.http://www.walkinthewords.blogspot.com
May 23, 2008
beecher commented on the word verbivorous
How about verbemia (having words in ones blood) and verbitis (inflammation of words)? I came up with a few more too. http://www.walkinthewords.blogspot.comPlease check them out and let me know what you think.
May 8, 2008
beecher commented on the word discombobulate
Great word. I just discovered this site and I love it. Check out - http://www.walkinthewords.blogspot.comfor more fun word stuff
April 19, 2008
beecher commented on the word padaddle
A car with only one working tail light.For more see http://www.walkinthewords.blogspot.com