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Animated In Bed

Creative artistic expressions light me up.  Watching this video, I realize that at another time in my life, I felt a need to try everything.  I would have been thinking of copying the technique to do it myself.  Now, I find that I am still aware of “how it is done”, I am free to sit back and marvel at the creativity of the artist (Oren Lavie).  Tasteful music along with… well you have to see it for yourself (about 4 minutes)…

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAVn0Urtc7U]

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hat tip: State of Pate

Mollypops

TED Talks is one of the coolest sites I have ever stumbled upon. Lots of wonderful, intelligent talks about a world of different subjects. I watched one this week by Erin McKean this week that is really fun and has inspired me (shared below). She’s a lexicographer (compiles dictionaries). She has a lot of fun basically making the point that this is our language and words that communicate are good words. I recognized myself in her description of people who ask, “Is that a word?” As if we have some governing authority who determines what are words and what are not.

Words emerge in our language all the time i.e. google. “I think I will google lexicographer.” makes perfect sense to us, but what would we have thought even just 10 years ago. When and how did it become a “real word”?

I’m going to try to stop asking if something is a real word and start trying to influence language by introducing some really good new words. And the first entry will be mollypops.

mollypops adjective – Containing both Molly and her maternal grandfather (aka Pops).

example: Did you see the precious mollypops photo on jimazing.com?

TED Talk by Erin McKean

More thoughts from Erin McKean about new words