Gimbling in the Wabe – Words, Words, Words

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Polonius: What do you read, my lord? Hamlet: Words, words, words. ~William Shakespeare Although it can certainly be argued to the contrary, it seems that humans are the only creatures who use spoken language as opposed to creatures that “merely” communicate.  And although human language has existed for ages, written language has been around for only 4,000 years [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – For the Love of Shakespeare

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Although this will post the day after William Shakespeare’s birthday, I’m writing it on the anniversary of the day that we assume he was born, so I feel like just grabbing all sorts of wonderful things about the Bard and posting them in one place.  Why?  Because I can, and, well, because it’s William Shakespeare, [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Words, Words, Words

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This is a repeat of a Gimbling in the Wabe from 2013. Polonius: What do you read, my lord? Hamlet: Words, words, words. ~William Shakespeare Although it can certainly be argued to the contrary, it seems that humans are the only creatures who use spoken language as opposed to creatures that “merely” communicate.  And although human language has [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Words, Words, Words

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  This week, I’m under the gun.  My slave-driving editor has me working on another project, so I haven’t had time to write a proper Gimbling in the Wabe (Hi, Tee!  Love you!).  So I’m sharing a former Gimbling, one of my favorites.  I should be back fresh next week.  Enjoy! Polonius: What do you [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – The Simple Power of Words

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Words are powerful.  No doubt about that.  Whole civilizations have risen and fallen on the power of words.   Words can move mountains; they have the power to heal, or the power to destroy.  Our ability to communicate through words is part of what makes us human.  But sometimes, their power is much more simple, much [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe: Words, Words, Words

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Polonius: What do you read, my lord? Hamlet: Words, words, words. ~William Shakespeare Although it can certainly be argued to the contrary, it seems that humans are the only creatures who use spoken language as opposed to creatures that “merely” communicate.  And although human language has existed for ages, written language has been around for [….]

Word Nerd Love: Unusual Words, Unique Graphics

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Maria Popova of BrainPicker, posted an interesting piece about obscure words and the equally unique graphics depicting them: As a lover of language and words, especially obscure and endangered words, I was instantly besotted with Project Twins’ visual interpretations of unusual words, originally exhibited at the MadArt Gallery Dublin during DesignWeek 2011. The following are [….]