Tweet and google word of the year and decade

Further to the interesting discussion following this post, I was interested to read today over at Visual Thesaurus that “tweet” has been named the word of the year and “google” (in its verb form) has been named word of the decade. Given that...

Did you know Lucas owned the word Droid?

I saw this over at Locus Online today. Apparently Google is launching its new phone with an Android operating system and calling the phone the Nexus One. Philip K Dick’s estate are upset about it claiming that Google is appropriating Dick’s work (his novel...

This week’s top searches

I am so often entertained by the search results that apparently lead people to my website here. I’m a bit of a nerd for stats and searches and things like that, so it’s always a bit of fun for me to check. The top search results leading people here over...

Unfriend becomes word of the year

My good friend and IT lifeline, James Frost, sent me this. According to The Register, the New Oxford American Dictionary’s 2009 Word of the Year is “unfriend”. As in, “Me and Haley had this huge, like, fight and stuff so I totally unfriended...

The Stoakes-Whibley Natural Index of Supernatural Collective Nouns

I have to thank Michael over at aNadder for this one. I’m a big fan of collective nouns. There are the old favourites like a murder of crows or a parliament of owls. But what about collective nouns for supernatural creatures? We’ve all heard of a host of...

Great holidays and bookish treasure

I’ve been away for the last week, enjoying the peace and quiet of the Bega Valley with Halinka and Penry the Spacklehound. We did all kinds of sight seeing, visited cool little towns and gardens, went horse rising with friends and generally had a ball. It was...