The week ahead, according to predictive text

Friday looks a little dicey.

A modest proposal for a future word that means ‘self-driving vehicle’

  One thing I often say to visitors to the contemporary museum where I work is that when they look at something they don’t quite understand their brains will try to make meaning out of the new or strange thing by equating it to things they already know. That is, the experience of something newContinue reading “A modest proposal for a future word that means ‘self-driving vehicle’”

NaNoWriMo and Me

Everyone getting excited about Nano Rhino this year? pic.twitter.com/gteLuCfa31 — Scott Johnson (@scottjohnson) October 31, 2014 I’ve never officially signed up for NaNoWriMo — National Novel Writing Month — though I know many people who have, and today my social media feeds are filled with folks sharing their words counts. I’d love to do it.Continue reading “NaNoWriMo and Me”

A word nerd goes for coffee

Most reasonable people who see this sign at a Dunkin Donuts will probably think, “Hey, a medium coffee for just 99 cents? What a deal!” Me? I had the hardest time getting beyond the line that says “Medium Hot.” Isn’t “medium hot” just “warm”? Should it be “Medium, Hot”? And why is almost every wordContinue reading “A word nerd goes for coffee”