Word Hoard

Monday, November 12, 2007

Henry Rollins

I was just watching an interview he did with Don Cheadle talking about a Miles Davis project. Rollins rhymed biopic with myopic. Cheadle has said the same word a couple times now, make that three with the joining of bio- and -pic.


Saturday, November 03, 2007


This morning my sister, who works nights and gets off work at 6:30 am, and I (who doesn't and normally goes to work at 8:30 am) went to the 50th annual Kiwanis Pancake Festival at the Pershing Center in Lincoln. It started at 7 and we were there shortly after. It really was a jentacular meal.

Jentacular is an adjective that means pertaining to breakfast and comes from the Latin jentare - to breakfast.

I love that this word exists and even more that I will work it into my lexicon.

The -tacular suffix reminds me of a use I've been seeing with more frequency: craptacular. Keep an eye out for this one. I don't think we really need to encourage this portmanteau of crap and spectacular.