Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Every now and then, I'll throw in some cool words that were sent to me from wordsmith.org. In fact, you can go there and subscribe and get a word a day...free.
I initially wanted to name my blog the following with the attendant subtitle:
Sometimes Spruiking Skookum Sentiments
"Posts on Palm-related news, comic book reviews and the occasional day-to-day views" or "Sometimes Spruiking Skookum Sentiments"
spruik (sprook) verb intr.
To make an elaborate speech, especially to attract customers.
[Of unknown origin.]
"[Lee Iacocca] appeared in the first of 80 television commercials spruiking
a money-back guarantee if people disliked their new Chryslers."
Gideon Haigh; Corporate kings; The Times (London, UK); Mar 17, 2004.
skookum (SKOO-kuhm) adjective
Powerful; first-rate; impressive.
[From Chinook Jargon, from a Chehalis word meaning spirit or ghost.]
"Beth Baker of Knik may be an Iditarod rookie, but she's a skookum
Opinion; Anchorage Daily News (Alaska); Mar 18, 1994.
"His big seller is the Zooper Buddy, an all-terrain vehicle with
three inflatable tires, an adjustable handle bar, amazing
suspension and a skookum reclining seat."
Karen Gram; Stroller Envy; Vancouver Sun (Canada); Oct 21, 2003.
I thought that my initial choice for a blog title may come off as a bit pretentious (even though it was cool), so I went for the simpler "Splash Page".