Category Archives: language

Amoeba’s Lorica: Ever Last-ing

REWARD, n. Punishment, seeking opportunity and justification. Many, many years BI*, a young man from Cleveland set out on a world tour, seeking enlightenment. He had been told, by a scruffy fellow sleeping on the banks of the Cuyahoga River, … Continue reading

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Dude and Dude: The Awful English Language

“Hey dude!” “What?” “Since yer up already, get me a beer from tha fridge, willya?” “OK, dude, but ya gotta pay toll fer it. This here Bud is brought ta ya by tha letter ‘B’.” “[…] Ain’t no one told … Continue reading

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Amoeba’s Lorica: It’s Greek To Me Department

philo- (prefix): word-forming element meaning “loving, fond of, tending to,” from Greek philo-, comb. form of philos “dear” (adj.), “friend” (n.), from philein “to love,” of unknown origin. PHILOLOGY, n. Love of logs. Reg and Syd “A flannel shirt, Reg?” … Continue reading

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