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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Bird was NOT the word

Your Aardvark his own self

I was listening to the radio the other day, and  heard a neologism. Now, I am not above playing Humpty Dumpty with the Mother Tongue meself, but come ON.... The word I heard was in an advert, and was clearly coined to make a silly activity sound Cool, and With It. The ad was extolling the virtues of the E-Cigarette, that little poser stick that is the adult version of sugar fags. You can "smoke" indoors, because it's not smoke! It is flavored water vapor with a nicotine kick. No tars or second-hand smoke to get in the way of fluoride and aspartame killing us. The "coal" on the tip is usually not red or orange, but rather blue and glow-ey.