Sometimes there just aren’t enough words. Like when you practically pierce your knee against a table’s edge and would like nothing better than to spew a dump-and-a-half’s worth of verbal filth while the pain crescendos, but your toddler–who’s learning about 800 new words a day–is staring up at you, just waiting for you to spill The Mother of All Curse words–the one that will make your own mother spank you–so you must bite a hole through your tongue. Yep, a new word might come in handy then.
If you’ve never visited pseudodictionary.com, you should treat yourself. Jay, one of my HIWs (heroes-in-waiting) pretty much considers this site his bible. He doesn’t feel comfortable being linguistically normal, which is fine with me, because he is fun-fun-fun to write. Here are a few of his faves: [Read more…]