Posts Tagged ‘language’

3KRAEQSK9W2Z [Yeah, I know… sorry about the 2 month gap between posts.  No excuses… just took a break.  Anyway, I’m back.] Oh, those wacky Germans – they sure do have a knack for inventing words.  Consider these fine examples: Blitzkrieg – A swift, sudden military offensive, usually by combined air and land forces [Blitz, lightning + Krieg, […]


[I’m bidding adieu to 2009 in English Major mode.] Lake Superior State University in Michigan has released its annual List of Words to Be Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness.1 While “shovel-ready” topped their list, I was happiest to see their call for banishing all “czars.” I have always hated this […]