Category Archive for: ‘Fun with Words’

Is “Xmas” Just Christmas without Christ?


Does the abbreviation Xmas bother you? I have more than once heard it given as an example of the secularization …

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Orphan Negatives: Words You Probably Think Exist


We talked about couth before — a word that was created via back-formation. I suppose it’s become common enough that …

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Why We, Like, Say “Like” All the Time


Have you noticed that hardly anyone these days can complete a sentence without using the word like? Some years ago, …

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5 Top Word Play Board Games


I like to play. It’s a characteristic I once expected to grow out of, but have come to accept as …

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