Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What the?!

I can't figure out how this flashcard made it into my pile. It's not even like it's one letter off from a legit word. Luckily I didn't try and play it in a real game and have since erased it from memory. Reminds me of the other card I had which read GEODIAL* instead of the proper spelling. If you can come up with a possible word from SAIKEIS*, let me know.

Friday, September 25, 2009


n. an instrument in an aircraft

stumbled across this one after I yawned and got curious about YAW words.
The other cool one I learned is YAWEY.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Today's found word, brought to you by the cover of an Audubon magazine...and hey, November 30 is my birthday.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Today's found word... the funny thing is, I've occasionally delivered mail to this foundation for years and never thought that it was anything other than a made up word. Then yesterday, I was walking past the flower shop in the same building and they were selling it.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


I found this one after thinking about how much easier doing my brakes would have been if I owned a pneumatic wrench. Whoops, that probably gave it away.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Today's found word: AAGILTW

WAGTAIL  a songbird
 You never know what you might find on an international stamp...
Hey, if you have a 'found word', email me the image and I'll post it on here.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Here's the problem with blanks...

... you don't know what they are.

Seriously, though, here's an example: the other day I had AAGGNT? on my rack.

My mind naturally wanted the blank to be a vowel, since there were already 4 consonants.  Nope.

There are three answers, post any you can figure out.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Today's Link..

I like the simple layout of this site. It's not a blog, but rather a site with several different word learning and anagramming sections. I should note that I did think of the new podcast/blog title a few days before seeing the 'word up' button on this site. Though I can't say I would have been totally above borrowing it.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Episode 50 notes

episode 50.. coming soon to an iPod near you..

extension series
mulligaTAWNIES a curry flavored soup

3 letter words
FER(en)  for
(t)REF(st) to referee

bonus blog list!: 2 letter words that take a T front and back hook:

NUDNICK NUDNIK an annoying person

zam words (note: all take an S except SHAZAM)
ZAMIA a tropical plant
NIZAM  a former sovereign of India
NIZAMATE the territory of a nizam
SHAZAM used to signify a magical occurrence (no s)
ZAMARRA a sheepskin coat
ZAMARRO a zamarra
ZAMINDAR(I) (zuh-meen-dahr) a tax collector in precolonial India ZEMINDAR(Y)

NAKFA monetary unit of Eritrea
JOUAL  a dialect of Canadian French

EUPHONIC (EUPHONY) pleasant sound
EUPHORIC (EUPHORIA) a feeling of well being
EUPHOTIC pertaining to the upper layer of a body of water

TOCSINS an alarm sounded on a bell
AZULEJO (ah-soo-le-haw) a type of ceramic tile