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Lexical Vexations vicious 1. adj. cruel or violent. viscous 1. adj. gluey, thick, slow moving (used to describe liquids). Words in the Wild: The vicious baker punished her misshapen gingerbread people by drowning them in sweet, viscous icing. When I … Continue reading
Need a handy guide to help you keep your gadzookses and your swashes straight? Look no further than this handy glossary of typographical terms from Canva. Go to their website to get even more juicy information about alternate glyphs, kerning, … Continue reading
There seems to be an ever present anxiety that the English language is on the edge of some catastrophe. But never fear, it’s held up just fine to the technological upheavals of the printing press, radio and cable TV, and … Continue reading
The History of Typography – Animated Short from Ben Barrett-Forrest on Vimeo.
Okay, so this post isn’t about a word per se, but I’m willing to stretch the purview of the Word Blog for a day, so I can share the evolution of the International Symbol of Access (ISA) with you. The … Continue reading
Vest-Pocket Vocabulary Yell, v. to make a hideous screaming noise. Word in the Wild: When Prapti tried using pliers to yank the gum from Jim’s hair, he yelled. Okay, so I’m making a bit of an exception this time in … Continue reading