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Hubby.  It’s an awful word, and not just because I don’t have one.  I don’t want one.  Really.  I DO NOT WANT A HUBBY.  A new and improved husband, perhaps, but a hubby?  Never. My dislike of this slang word for a male spouse runs so deep that it is the sole subject of my […]

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Last Friday’s Vocabulario Viernes — about words that I really dislike — garnered quite a bit of attention.  My blog visitors numbers went up significantly and there were many comments on my blog, some direct emails, more than a dozen mentions on LinkedIn and even a little Twitter buzz. The feedback got me thinking: What […]

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We all have our little list.  The list of words we don’t like to write, read, speak or even think about.  This Vocabulario Viernes (Vocabulary Friday) post is about that little list. Actually, my list of icky words is fairly long and coincidentally it starts with icky.  Icky.  It’s one of those words that just […]

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Occasionally, I write a Friday post about spelling, grammar, punctuation, writing, weird words, funny words, words that drive me crazy and more.  I call these posts Vocabulario Viernes — mainly because it just sounds so great in a romance language. Today’s Vocabulary Friday is a post about writting. Yes, you read that correctly. About a […]

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This spring the venerable Oxford English Dictionary — called the OED by those in the dictionary trade (wait, there is actually a dictionary trade? yes, there is, so there) — published its latest online update, revising more than 1,900 entries, adding some new words and dropping a few that evidently had worn out their welcome. […]

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Today is the start of a new Dating Dementia tradition: Vocabulario Viernes. Vocabulario Viernes, which means Vocabulary Friday in Spanish, is best said with a bad accent and a great deal of enthusiasm.  You can add in some hand waving should you be so inclined.  I can’t speak Spanish, but my lovely daughter had three […]

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