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The dawn of the zombie nouns

September 22, 2022 SST

By Curtis Honeycutt Is it too early to talk about zombies? Halloween is still about a month away, but Home Depot is selling creepy inflatable lawn creatures. In addition, Starbucks has its pumpkin spice latte […]

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The words of the future are here

September 15, 2022 SST

By Curtis Honeycutt After many months of me complaining to Merriam-Webster’s “Contact Us” page, the savvy Merry Webbers have added 370 new words to the dictionary. Whether you love the new words or hate them, […]

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Lifestyle

Smells like teen fake news

September 8, 2022 SST

By Curtis Honeycutt In November 1992, the Seattle grunge music scene was exploding in its popularity. While the angsty grunge fans were rocking in their flannel shirts, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was penning hits including […]

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Ten items fewer or less? Explaining fewer fervor

September 1, 2022 SST

By Curtis Honeycutt In a classic episode of “Saturday Night Live,” Christopher Walken confidently declares, “I’ve got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell!” Today I’m not sure if I have a fever […]

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Grammar Guy: The back-word world of semordnilaps

August 4, 2022 SST

The back-word world of semordnilaps By Curtis Honeycutt We all know examples of palindromes: taco cat, racecar, kayak, Hannah. A palindrome is a word that, when spelled backward, is the same word. Today, however, I […]