Sunday, June 25, 2006

recreation vs. recreation

how come recreation, and recreation (re-creation) aRe the same word? who thought of that one ? and when i'm typing along and want to use the word recreation how aRe people gonna know that i don't mean recreation? for example; "i love recreation!'

Saturday, June 24, 2006

How many of you are there?

All-knowing Chaka, did you know that there is a congressman out there who shares your revered name? "Chaka Fattah is an experienced lawmaker serving in his sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents the Second Congressional District of Pennsylvania, which includes parts of Philadelphia and Cheltenham Township." He was referenced in one of the books I'm currently reading, The Shame of the Nation: The restoration of apartheid schooling in America by Jonathan Kozol.

Pretty cool, eh?

Friday, June 23, 2006

Screech ?

ok, whY is Screech living in Port Washington, Wi ?

save his house


how come soccer is so dumb ?

Saturday, June 17, 2006

more than one prefix

I was thinking, why is more than one prefix called "prefixes."
Wouldn't it be correct to call them "prefaces"? Does that mean that the word "preface" came before "prefix," since it's plural overrides the rules that would give "prefix" the same plural form?


Ok, what does the prefix "Inde" mean?
Is it actually two prefixes, "In" and "de," smashed together?
If it is, it looks redundant, since both mean roughly "non."
[Although later I guess I point out two separate, but related, forms of "non."]

Inde-fatigable describes something that cannot be fatigued.
Inde-finite describes something that has no finite boundary.

Here's the kicker though:
Inde-structable describes something that is not destructable.
My original guess was that indestructable has a different prefix than indefatigable; in-destructable vs. inde-fatigable.
But then I looked at the base word "destruct."
The antonym of "destruct" is "construct." Two words so similar suggest that, although this doesn't appear to be true now, "struct" used to be a word by itself. de-struct is to tear down a structure, and con-struct is to build a structure. So possibly struct is the root, and "de" and "con" are different prefixes used with the word "struct." And then by adding another prefix, "in," we are saying something is in-de-structable, or in-con-structable.

So what's the deal?

Friday, June 16, 2006


Really important question: how talented is Sharapova?
Also, an unrelated question: how good is she at tennis?

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

i'm tired of Pete the Repeat Pirate

and thusly - i'm putting up this picture of the GeeBee R-2

Monday, June 05, 2006

Pete the Repeat Pirate Parrot

Though I really just wanted to use this venue to share a recent pirate experience, I suppose I must pose a question. Chaka, how long will it take for these silly toys to no longer be novel or interesting to anyone? I had two throughout my entire childhood (not the parrot variety) that my grandma gave us, and I'm amazed that someone is still successfully marketing these things!

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Brand name

Hey, if I were to start a brand and name it New Now Nice, would those spellings be consistant/accurate? Or just as dumb as this rambling post ?

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Band Name

Hey, if I were to start a band and name it Olde Tyme Flavour, would those spellings be consistant/accurate? Or just dumb?