Simplicity

An interesting word. Much as one wonders about such things as "gruntled", I have wondered if this was a word by itself. Turns out it is.adox(eObs. rareAn absurdity.

Useless weights and measures.

Today's installment of "Useless Weights and Measures" is brought to you by Abraham J. Simpson, who reminds you that "The Metric System is the tool of the Devil!"This word is another that seems only to exist in dictionaries. But it's not obsolete, archaic or rare. Odd.adorat‘A chymical weight of four pounds.’ Phillips 1678.

Words, Wordes

While working on catching up my other blog (and I'm almost there!), I ran across a mention of Wynkyn de Worde in one of the quotations. After a little research, I found that he was one of the first printers in England and was an apprentice to William Caxton who is credited with standardizing English … Continue reading Words, Wordes