A Little Word Play II
More fun and games for word-nerds.
- Check out ClicheSite.com, the authority by which I found myself on the losing end of an argument over whether dumber than a bag of hammers is a bona fide cliche. It is. So, by the way, is dumber than a box of rocks. And just because they're found on the official cliche site doesn't mean you have my permission to use them in your insult hurling contests.
This site also features a Cliche of the Day. The cliche for Tuesday, July 11, 2006 is from day one, which means (drumroll please!) "from the beginning."
- Do you need to decipher an acronym? Look it up at The Acronym Finder, where I learned that DTABOH stands for dumber than a bag of hammers.
- And of course, every word lover wants to know the story behind the words they use. One place to find that out is at The Online Entymology Dictionary, where you can learn all sorts of interesting things. Did you know, for instance, that the word dumbfound is put together from dumb and confound? (I stole this link from the comments at The Upward Call.)
- The first Word Play post inspired Hal of The Great Separation to try his hand at refrigerator poetry. The results? Delicious Blue Color, Remember Me and, and Woman is a hot needle.
- In the need-to-know category: Kim of The Upward Call has a couple of posts helping us sort out the finer points in the proper usage of the all those lovely labels in the nerd/geek/dweeb family.
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