Saturday, March 25, 2006

dehydrated water

whY aRe wines described as 'dry' - when CLEARLY they aRe not in fact dry - but verymuchso wet. ! ! !

Garlicky Lentil Soup

Why must one add a "k" to the word garlic in order to make it an adjective? Garlicky. It looks so wrong.

Friday, March 24, 2006

San Louis

What's the difference between a cathedral and a basilica? And why is the St. Louis cathedral in New Orleans and not St. Louis?

Saturday, March 18, 2006

not-so-helpful fortunes

What has become of the once highly anticipated messages in fortune cookies? They now contain purely declarative statements in the present tense rather than hopeful future-looking comments.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

I haven't buyen anything recently

Why can't boughten be a word? After all, I've taken a shower and eaten dinner. Ohh, now I see. I would have to have buyen something.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

stop signs

is it wrong for me to NOT stop at the stop signs in the Elmbrook Church parking lot on my way out late at night ?

one better; is it wrong for me to NOT stop at them on my way out late at night, after my Christian Ethics class ?

ok here's a word for ya ...

how about 'de-thaw' ?

the word makes sense to me, but some people seem to think that i have its meaning backwards.

Monday, March 06, 2006


is it a problem if i have trouble spelling the word 'inerrant' ?

Saturday, March 04, 2006


Does the "ee" suffix necessarily turn the giver of an action into the recipient of said action? For example, the employer/employee, trainer/trainee, entertainer/entertainee relationships. Have we inadvertently discovered the root of the word cookie? Is it the recipient of the action performed by the cook?