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Category: words

murdering language – part 2

During our latest marathon skype call, my Righteous Ms. Al and I parsed the following statement:

“He was hard not to miss.”

I ask all of the language geniuses out there to wrap their brains around that one.

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murdering language

There are times when I think, “there is probably a better word.”

Other times I hear a word and think, “that’s not what it means.”

And then, there are the moments I take pause and wonder, “Is that a real word?”

Please place all electronical devices… – Security at LAX 

Um.

No.

It isn’t.

Solution for 10.28.07

NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday Puzzle for October 28, 2007:

Name something you might wear in the summer. The answer will have two words, with five letters in the first word and three letters in the second. Remove the next-to-last letter and read the result backward and you’ll get a word that means “blocks.”

What words are these?

Solution for 10.15.07

NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday Puzzle for October 15, 2007:

Name a country in 11 letters that has an R in its name. Change the R to a K. Rearrange all the letters to name three makes of automobiles.

What is the country, and what are the autos?