Tag - language

Helen Mirren AARP Selfie

Your Weekend Justice #274: Because All the...

Discussed: It’s not a goddamn agenda; Daguerreotypes and blackmail; Podcasting lets you know when the honeymoon is over; European tin cans are incompatible with American tin cans; Worst adaptation of Equus ever; Rox hasn’t seen Black Panther...

Aaron Fever glaring

Word-A-Week Vocabulary Vlog Catch-Up #52...

Well, Widge here. I manipulate Aaron’s Patreon to get a third season of Word-A-Week and things fall on me again. I suck. Did you hear the one about the three-foot king snake that came into my office? I’ll tell you later. Right...

Word a Week: Fard

Word-A-Week Vocabulary Vlog #51: Fard

You thought Word-a-Week was gone for good. But since everything is trying to emulate Marvel these days, resurrection can come pretty easy. Or at least reasonably priced. Wordmonger Aaron Fever is back for a third series of one my favorite...

Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

Pixar seemed to get its groove back with Inside Out, a look into the mind of an eleven year old girl. Her anthropomorphic emotional states that formed the committee running her brain are: yellow Joy, blue Sadness, red Anger, green Disgust...

Barnum With Top Hat

Your Weekend Justice #233: The Cilantro of...

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck…the podcast that looks somehow derelict and unkempt but has a handpainted sign out front that says FREE CANDY. You know you want to come inside…

Word-A-Week Vocabulary Vlog #50: Agraffe

Word-a-Week is dead. Long live Word-a-Week. Wordmeister Aaron Poole did it his way and he sends this feature off into the sunset in style. Granted, as you will see, he spent an entire month of Need Coffee video podcasting budget on this...

Word-A-Week Vocabulary Vlog #49: Penultimate

As Word-a-Week draws to a close, the hope is that the vocabulary receptacles in your mind have been stretched sufficiently to allow you to replenish your hopefully whetted appetite for new words…and to do this on your own. But if...

Word-A-Week Vocabulary Vlog #48: Apposite

The reason that wordsmiths like Aaron Poole can freestyle and not come off sounding like a maroon is because they have a good verbal foundation to work from. You have to learn the basics before you can start form improvised sentences at the...

Word-A-Week Vocabulary Vlog #47: Opulent

Gene Wilder had a series–briefly–called Something Wilder. One of the most important quotes you will ever hear resulted from this show: “The problem with bad taste is that you can’t explain it to someone who has it...

Word-A-Week Vocabulary Vlog #46: Otiose

Not since Schoolhouse Rock has there been such rocking involving the English language. Such is the might of Aaron Poole. He is the only Wordsmith to have achieved such a level of knowledge that he is also referred to as Wordjones and in...