PIDGIN: any simplified or broken form of a language, especially when used for communication between speakers of different languages.


You may have heard about Pidgin English, but you may not realize that there are any number of “mixed” languages which fall under the category known as Pidgin.  The definition of the word Pidgin which is given by  lays it out as well as anyone: “[Pidgin is]an auxiliary language that has come into existence […]

MOJO: uncanny personal power or influence


I’ve been traveling through this world of words for several years now not knowing, and not even caring about, knowing about the word mojo.   I hear it all the time on TV, in the movies, and in the media.  I guess I just assumed that I knew what it meant and didn’t feel the need […]