Gnarly, Rad, & Awesome

Google’s Ngram Viewer tracks the appearances of words or phrases in written books.  Sometimes it’s fun to review a word used in the past to see how it’s popularity changes over time. Having been alive during the 1980’s I remember several words that were predominantly fads during that decade.  The graph clearly shows the emergence…

Corrupting the Language

As the language evolves it evolves in different direction. The Urban Dictionary does a great job showing the evolution of the language, but you can see how crude it is. In contrast there are these verses in the Book of Moses 6 5 And a book of remembrance was kept, in the which was recorded,…

Words for the Week

There are some great words out there that deserve to become a more active part of everyone’s vocabulary.

Word by Word Book Review

When I retired from the Army I did so with very little fan fare.  My boss at the time asked me how we could celebrate my departure and if I wanted anything.  In my last few months in the building one of my activities was to rummage through lesser used portions of our office space…

Wonderful | Smile

Many things in life are a matter of perspective. Ronald Regan famously quipped, “Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his.” Perspective truly makes a difference. Miracles are also a matter of perspective and understanding the core of the word helps…