Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A New Word!

weal :
1. Prosperity; happiness: in weal and woe.
2. The welfare of the community; the general good: the public weal.

It's not often I come across a new word. I love vocabulary, but outside of a dictionary or the Rice game, I don't often meet one while reading. That is, until I stumbled across John Scalzi's blog. A new favorite. Start with the Creation Museum Report. It's stupendous.
Oh, and if you do read the blog, don't miss John's photo tour (complete with captions) of the museum. My brain exploded several times, but mostly I laughed so hard I got coffee up my nose.
Thanks John.

Off to the hammam tonight for a nice steam, scrub, massage, and delicious couscous dinner with the gals.


Gabriele C. said...

I have his blog on my blogroll pretty much since I blog myself.

He has a forum, too.

Travis Erwin said...

Couscous dinner ... say it ain't so.

they try to feed us that stuff at the technical school I attend several weeks a year and even after a decade of going I'm not even sure what the stuff is.

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

The hamman, a massage and a couscous dinner. Now I'm feeling really badly done by!

John Nez said...

One of my favorite quotes from 'Gemma Bovary" by Posy Simmonds was: "One of the chief joys of living in England today is that it allows one the right to invent new words as needed to add to the language".

Why not? Everything else in the modern age is going to heck in a handbasket. A few new words can't hurt that much.