PRECRASTINATOR: A person who performs tasks sooner than they need to be done


I’ll bet it infuriates most people in the class.    A paper has been assigned, and it is due to be turned in on the following Friday.    But on Monday, a good four days early, some smart ass kid in the class turns in his paper, completely finished, bound in an expensive binder, edited, proofed, and […]

ORGAN RECITAL: a listing of one’s ailments in response to a question of health


I’m going to break all kinds of precedence today. It is not my pattern, in writing this blog, to copy someone else’s work.  I try very hard to give proper reference to materials, but I also try to use discretion in waiting an appropriate amount of time before employing a post idea. Today, however, I […]

WORDROBE: The words and phrases that comprise a person’s vocabulary.*

One of the purposes of this blog is to introduce new or refreshed words into your vocabulary, as well as to put them in context through some dialogue.  Frequently I make mention of “adding this word to your lexicon” and assume that you understand the word lexicon to mean the list of words that comprise […]

WRITEPRINT: a unique style of writing that identifies the author

Quite a while ago I read one of the blog postings on Word Spy, written by my colleague, Paul McFedries.  I actually read his blog every day, but this day, in particular, caught my attention.  The word for the day was writeprint.   He went on to explain that every writer has a writeprint, just like […]