Posted in February 2012

Ambigram

This one sounds like a made up word, doesn’t it? In fact, when I was chatting with my husband about it, and asked if he remembered what film we’d heard it in, he thought it came from “Zoolander”.  If you know that film you know that the main character has a habit of goofing up … Continue reading

Tenterhooks

There are any number of words or phrases I can say I first heard in an Elvis Costello song. After all, he’s a lyricist extraordinaire. And he often enunciates these luscious phrases, which isn’t always the case with singers. I think he may be quite proud of his work, and wants to ensure we hear it word-for-word. … Continue reading