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Schott’s Vocab

Written By: Youki on March 26, 2009 1 Comment

caught this language blog on the New York Times:

Schott’s Vocab is a repository of unconsidered lexicographical trifles — some serious, others frivolous, some neologized, others newly newsworthy. Each day, Schott’s Vocab explores news sites around the world to find words and phrases that encapsulate the times in which we live or shed light on a story of note. If language is the archives of history, as Emerson believed, then Schott’s Vocab is an attempt to index those archives on the fly.

and here’s a sample:

Petri Dish Ready

Organizations hoping to get stimulus money for scientific research are describing themselves as “petri dish ready” – an analogue of “shovel ready.”


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One Response to “Schott’s Vocab”

  1. Usree Bhattacharya on: 26 March 2009 at 8:53 am

    I just came to FIT to post on this. Heh. 🙂 GMTA.

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