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Wednesday, October 27, 2004

word up: the large and the small

i have a deep, undying love for the dictionary. at home i have merriam-webster and merriam-webster's collegiate. at work i generally use merriam-webster online, which is brilliant for several reasons. for starters: the new words they've added to the collegiate editon include teensploitation and pleather. what could be better?

wait. don't answer that. because i'll tell you what's better: having the m-w robot pronounce these words for you. if you're feeling snarky and superior, get it to say the word callipygian. feeling juvenile? click here.

the one word everyone should get to know, and not just because gawker uses it all the time, is schadenfreude. it's basically the god we all pray to these days. isn't that right, ashlee simpson?

in other news, hearts broke in my world today when it was reported that the incredibly talented peter dinklage got engaged. and neither to me, nor my sister. *sigh* i won't even get to see him in richard III, because it is freakin' sold out.

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