From earliest childhood I was charmed by the materials of my craft, by pencils...– John Updike, quoted on NYTimes.com
Server: What can I do for?
Me: Um, I'll have some of the Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie.
Server: Do you want turkey with that?
wordjournal: adjective & noun • \prē-ˈan-tē-pi-ˈnəl-tə-mət\ • fourth from last This is going to be in my next email.
American Dialect Society Word of the Year: Bailout →
wordjournal: Other awards given in the press release: Most useful: Barack Obama, used as a combining form (i.e., in puns). Most creative: recombobulation area, an area at Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee in which passengers that have just passed through security screening can get their clothes and belongings back in order. Most unnecessary: moofing, from “mobile out of office,”...