Monday, October 26, 2009

Be done in a jiffy

Short time: According to something I just read, a 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. Not as short as a nanosecond (one billionth of a second), though. I just love learning new stuff.

Word play:
Abstemious and facetious are the only words in the English language that have all five vowels in the order of AEIOU. Try it. I know facetious -- I use it constantly -- but I had to look up abstemious. Turns out that abstemious comes from abstention or abstinence. It means sparing or moderate in eating and drinking; temperate in diet.

Error alert! I was just watching TV, and the local news channel was boosting a story called Mustang makeover, with a cowboy riding a horse. But they had Mustand Makeover on the screen. Later, the TV station wrote Farwell instead of Farewell for a story on a funeral. Oops!

Media maven: If you're into media news, you might check out Romenesko.

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