CatchThis Blog / fun words

Mark Skoultchi

July 21, 2010

Word freaks, namers (i.e., word freaks who get paid for their freakishness), and anyone else looking for an etymological chuckle or aha: check out yesterday’s KQED interview of Phil Cousineau, author of the newly published book Wordcatcher. There’s a new word coined every 90 minutes, according to Cousineau, and he discusses the origins of some […]

Laurel Sutton

May 15, 2009

We’d like to introduce a new series that will run every Friday, entitled There’s a Name For It. We love language, and this series features words from various languages around the world that capture universal, but complicated, human emotions or situations. It’s fun and (gasp!) educational, too! We welcome your contributions! Today’s lesson, perfect for […]

Mark Skoultchi

January 1, 2006

We here at Catchword do not endorse the use of the following phrases. But they make us laugh. Found on the Internet; if I can find an attribution, I’ll include it in an edit. 36 ways to say someone is stupid Big hat, no cattle. A few clowns short of a circus. A few fries […]