Not Like it Sounds

How come the word SUPERCILIOUS doesn’t mean really silly, in fact super silly, but it means arrogant or behaving as if one is better than others.

Like it Sounds

The word ONOMATOPOEIA describes words that sound like what they describe. Animal sounds are the best example. When you listen carefully to these sounds, you realize that the word is just an approximation. That’s why these sounds are described with different words in other languages. How do you say onomatopoeia in French, by the way?

The Black Bird

It’s not just the feathers that are black, but it’s beak and feet, too. The jet black eyes are so dark that they don’t even reflect light. They capture it like a black hole.

Piling on Charges

If someone is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm in the city limits, resist, delay or obstruct, no operator’s license, hit and run, careless and reckless driving and no insurance, is it really necessary to add on going armed to terror of the public?

New Gel

The hair gel in the top of the tube has more staying power than the gel at bottom of the tube. Therefore, I am better coiffed with new gel.

Wheelchair

There has been a wheelchair by the side of the road for about a week. It’s right where we get off the highway. This doesn’t seem like the thing you leave behind when you’re hitchhiking and jump in the car real quick.

Search Engine

Google has become such a part of my life that I even use it in my dreams to help me understand what’s going on in the dream.

Rain Forest

The heat, humidity and the sound of the cicadas makes me think I was transported during the night and woke up in a rain Forest.

Decades of Music

When I hear songs from the 1980s — my high school and college years — I am reminded of certain, specific moments. But when I hear songs from the 2000s, I’m lucky if I can even place the songs or know when they are from.