Retronymania

Are you a retronymaniac? Not sure? Perhaps you should consult with your favorite Word Person for a diagnosis. This week’s article explores this often used element of language…the retronym. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines retronym as “a term (such as analog watch, film camera, or snail mail) that is newly created and adopted to distinguish the …

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What Is a Morpheme?

Most Word People love morphemes, but they may not even know it. A “morpheme” is a word or a part of a word that has a meaning and that contains no smaller part that has a meaning. An example is probably the best way to explain this concept. Let’s begin with the lexical item nation …

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Arrow signs saying forwards and backwards

Fun with Palindromes

What in the world is a palindrome? A palindrome is a word or sentence that reads the same forward as it does backward. Here are some cool palindromes for your amusement. Can you make up some of your own? aibohphobia alula cammac civic deified deleveled detartrated devoved dewed evitative Hannah kayak kinnikinnik lemel level madam …

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Antithesis Comic Take Me to Your Leader

Antithesis: A ProEdit Web Comic

Created by Johnathan Cunningham with Andrew Plonski. Written by Casey LaRue, Turney Foshee, and Johnathan Cunningham. Illustrated by Glen Malecki. © Copyright 2014, ProEdit, Inc.

Since You Asked…

“I write because nobody listens” seems to fit the bill for the writers of the world. We find that our voices may seem small, or go unnoticed, until we put the pen to paper. Once our thoughts escape our minds, pass over our mouths, travel to our hands, and become written words, the world seems …

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