VOCABULARY: Is calendarize a word?

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Is calendarize a word?

I accidentally used it in a text message. And it wasn’t flagged?

So I googled it and it had it. 

Thought that was odd; like me. So I went to my bookmarked dictionary site.




So then I tried another site. 





[kaluh n-duh-rahyz] 
Spell Syllables
verb (used with object)calendarized, calendarizing.


to calendar; add (an appointment, event, deadline, etc.) to acalendar, schedule, or timetable.
Origin of calendarizeExpand
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.

calendarize. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/calendarize (accessed: April 8, 2017).

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So now I have TWO dictionaries bookmarked and I didn’t invent anything.

Sigh! So sad.


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VOCABULARY: U say potato; I say potatoe

Friday, April 14, 2017


Remember Dam Quayle and “potato” versus “potatoe”?

Funny thing is that’s how I learned to spell it — with the “oe”.

I’ll have to find and check an old dictionary!

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(1) “Potato.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 8 Apr. 2017.

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VOCABULARY: “Grocerant”

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Millennials Driving The ‘Grocerant’ Trend, Especially In Chicago
April 5, 2017 7:26 PM By  Kris Kridel

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(CBS) — Fine dining may be just as close as your neighborhood grocery store.

One of the latest trends, especially among Millennials, is to have dinner at Whole Foods or other grocery stores with ready-to-eat dishes. In fact, there is a name for that type of place: a “grocerant.”

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How romantic?

Enuf said on that word!

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Millennials Driving ‘Grocerant’ Trend, Especially In Chicago

VOCABULARY: Clover — from a little L libertarian pov

Monday, April 10, 2017


from Eric Peters Auto 

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I get asked – what’s a Clover? Definition herewith:

* Clover (noun):

The root cause of every affront to liberty. The spoonful of poo that ruins a gallon of ice cream. Clovers are instinctive authoritarian control freaks. They can be found on the political left and the political right and in between. They do not believe in live and let live. They believe in telling others how to live – using violence and threats of violence to coerce obedience.

Clovers can’t abide the organic society, voluntary interaction or free exchange. The are driven to control and regulate and micromanage and absolutely will not leave you alone.


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Clovers think people are too irresponsible and foolish to be trusted to govern themselves – but put limitless trust in people (that is, uber Clovers) once adorned with special titles and costumes such as “officer” and “senator” and “president.”     

Clovers consider other people their property – as evidence by their limitless desire to control other people, even to the extent of dictating to them what they may do with their own bodies.

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Most rank-and-file Clovers are, at bottom, bullies and busybodies – but also cowards who hide behind euphemisms (see above regarding “taxes”) and proxies like the ballot box. They are not bold enough to actually take other people’s things themselves and shy away from telling other people what to do – such as personally telling their neighbor to “buckle up for safety” – but are eager to vote to have others perform this work on their behalf.

Clovers are generally only dangerous in herds.

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I admire a person who speaks the truth, from my pov, and is willing to pay the price for it. (Google banned him from serving ads and making money thru them. That’s their right, but I don’t like it.)

May I suggest you support him? I do.

And he puts out GREAT car articles too.

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Clovers think people are too irresponsible and foolish to be trusted to govern themselves – but put limitless trust in people (that is, uber Clovers) once adorned with special titles and costumes such as “officer” and “senator” and “president.”     

Clovers consider other people their property – as evidence by their limitless desire to control other people, even to the extent of dictating to them what they may do with their own bodies.


VOCABULARY: “Thomasson” — a preserved architectural relic which serves no purpose

Monday, January 23, 2017


“Thomasson: noun \ to-ma-son \ a preserved architectural relic which serves no purpose”. We’ve all come across an example at one time or another– probably didn’t give it too much thought and surely had no idea these random urban oddities actually had a name, let alone an entire movement dedicated to observing them as conceptual art. That’s right, art. People have written books about Thomasson, formed street observation societies to find them (notably in Japan) and even identified a classification system of categories for them. On Instagram, there are over 3,000 posts alone under the Japanese “Tomasson” hashtag: トマソン.  I don’t know about you, but I feel like I just found a trapdoor to another secret level in the game of life. 

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Learned a new word over the holidays.



  1. a relaxing or romantic vacation taken by parents-to-be before their baby is born.
    “on the eve of my third trimester, we boarded a plane for a week-long babymoon among the quiet canals of Amsterdam”
    • a period of time following the birth of a baby during which the new parents can focus on establishing a bond with their child.
      “a babymoon is regarded as a crucial time for a family to establish itself”

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Wow, Google knew. I never heard of it.

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port·man·teau wordnounplural noun: portmanteau wordsa word blending the sounds and combining the meanings of two others, for example motel (from ‘motor’ and hotel’) or brunch (from ‘breakfast’ and ‘lunch’).

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And, of course, I made a modest edit to the Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_portmanteaus#General

Contributing to “global whizdom”!

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