Playing With Words: Taking a New Road

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost Ground Hog Day These last lines of Frost’s poem emphasize the benefit of doing something new (the one less traveled by)...

Playing With Words: Money

“Mommy, What is Rich?” When i was a little kid, i had no concept of money, or of being rich or poor (although we were technically closer to poor.) If i wanted something, my mother would explain why i didn’t really need it and that was that. Sure, i knew there were...

Playing With Words: Love is in the Air

I asked 3 people for an L word, and guess what? They all said, ‘Love’ immediately. It’s a word everybody uses all the time, probably multiple times a day. You’re not surprised, right? Turn on the radio (if you still have one) or peruse your ipod. What do you...

Playing With Words: Is Your Life Peachy Keen?

K is a Rare Bird K is the fifth least frequently used letter in the English language, after J, X, Q, and Z, with a frequency of about 0.8% in words. When I asked for a K word, people had difficulty thinking of one because they are rare in our language. Somebody...

Playing With Words: Joy-ning Together

We are up to the letter J in our jaunt through the alphabet!  According to Wikipedia, it is the fourth least frequently used letter in words, being more frequent only than ⟨z⟩, ⟨q⟩, and ⟨x⟩. It is, however, common in proper nouns, especially personal names....

Playing With Words: IQ = Integrity Quotient! 

  When you were in school, do you remember taking the IQ tests? After the test you received a number which was supposed to represent how ‘smart’ you were. Today it seems silly to think a number can indicate a person’s intelligence. What kind of intelligence was being...
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