Sunday, January 2, 2011

Them’s $4.95/mo. words!

And I spent much of my day exactly the same way I suppose most of you spent yours:

a) Combining random Greek prefixes and suffixes to come up with interesting words; and b) Googling the results to see who'd beaten me to said neologism.

(Incidentally, this is a great way of discovering death metal bands. Turns out they ALL come up with their band names this way. Who knew?)

Anyway - as probably could have been foreseen - I wound up Googling "cryptometer."

Which brought me THIS delightful entry at the Merriam-Webster site:


To reiterate: They know the definition, but it's one of the words for which they charge money. Why do I find that so delightful?

So now I'm trying to find OTHER words that the good folks at Merriam-Webster believe are worth $4.95 a month.

For the record, not random series of letters...
screeny 1

...and not other useless combinations of prefixes and suffixes...

They have chosen to hide the definition of a word that probably means "a means for measuring the hidden."

Put that in your pipe and smoke it, 2011...


  1. On January 31, 2011, I removed the “Disqus” comment add-on from this blog.
    When I removed it, the old comments were deleted with it.

    These are those comments:

    Kayne wrote:
    “This page is coming together! So far so good, Kates.”

    Katy wrote, in reply to Kayne:
    “Hey, Dex.
    It takes a while. I start slow, and eventually these things end up sucking up all of my time.”

  2. I feel like such a goober telling you the same thing over and over. Rarely in my life do I come across something that leaves me at a loss for words. Please don't EVER quit writing this blog!

  3. Rafa: I just shut down tonight the blog that I’d been doing for the past… 4years, I guess. This is home base now.


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