Administrative Points:

Please know that the vast majority of my posts will follow a simple format. The post title will, usually, be the word that I’m examining. I will talk informally about a word or phrase, and will abstain from any explicit definitions until the end of the post. I don’t want to scare people off quicker than necessary. Usually the origins of definitions, or derivatives of the words are the things that have grabbed my attention the most, and therefore those observations will make up the bulk of the posts. I find, and hope you will too, that much more interesting than just some tutelage straight from a dictionary.

But, for the sticklers, the exact definition, from my closest available dictionary, (usually the in-software dictionary provided by Apple on its devices) will follow the fun bits, in block quotes.

In all the posts that aren’t necessarily etymological in nature, the format will be much more free form. Sometimes they’ll include pictures or funny links. I wont be surprised if they’ll frequently pertain to some sort of internet subculture or another. But I do hope the posts are funny or interesting.



P.S.: Hella meta, yo.


  1. A statement of the exact meaning of a word, esp. in a dictionary. An exact statement or description of the nature, scope, or meaning of something: our definition of what constitutes poetry.the action or process of defining something.the degree of distinctness in outline of an object, image, or sound, esp. of an image in a photograph or on a screen.
  2. The capacity of an instrument or device for making images distinct in outline: [ in combination ] : high-definition television.
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May 2013
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