Ponderisms

Goodbye to Edwin Newman,outstanding journalist and defender of the honor of the English language. Newman was known for his erudite puns. One of the best : "The man who blotted his wet shoes with newspaper, explaining,"These are the Times that dry…

On and off the Net…

Are you "xenolexic"* ? This word, and others, can be found in the list of "Unused but Useful: Oxford English Dictionary's Reject List." Sandra Yeyati  shared an interesting article that includes this note: Oxford University holds 50 large filing cabinets crammed with…

Ponderisms

Some puns for educated minds:   1. The roundest knight at King Arthur’s round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.   2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but…

Inside Scoop – April 2010

The Scoopsters have done it again. So much activity going on with NPC members, it’s hard to keep up. Sandy Lender will get the best birthday present ever. She tells us: “I am stoked beyond words. The August/September issue of…