CatchThis Blog / English language

Burt Alper

September 4, 2007

I was watching tv the other night and happened to tune in for one of Comcast’s commercials for their TriplePlay service. Most amusing was the coined product name they came up with to jokingly refer to the use of tv, phone, and internet all at the same time: televisiphonernetting. I love it and I’m going […]

Laurel Sutton

January 18, 2005

I love the American Name Society list. Here’s the current discussion. I learned a new word! ** Anemonym The following definition is taken from, “An Alphabetical Guide to the Language of Name Studies” by Adrian Room, Scarecrow Press, 1996: “Anemonym [Gk. anemos, “wind” + -onym]. The name of a hurricane or other violent wind. Ex. […]