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baby name Velcro

How you can name your child Velcro

Velcro. Wouldn’t that be a great name for your child? Velcro, I’m stuck on you! I like to joke around with my wife that our 18-month-old daughter’s name is Velcro. Sometimes I’ll tell my daughter we almost named her Velcro. I love the name Velcro. But in our household that name will never fly–even as […]

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New definition for the word pigeon: a slow modem

A slow modem is a pigeon

Do you have a modem that is really slow? Then you have pigeon! If it takes a long time to load a webpage, you might as well load that page via a carrier pigeon. Thus, your modem is like a pigeon. I submitted this new definition for pigeon to Urban Dictionary: Word: Pigeon Definition: A […]

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This is artart

New word: artart

It’s kinda funny to type in the url bar: art.art Art dot art. So arty, you have to type art twice! That should become a word. Art-art. Or simply Artart. In the art world, there’s high Art, and then the rest of the regular stuff. The two get rather confusing and blurred. But now here’s […]

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Die Spam: German

The German word for spam

What is the German word for spam? I was hoping it would be something awesome like, Schmerzlichmail. However, it’s simply “Spam.” But the article makes it fun… in the German languages there are three different ways of saying “the”: der, die, das. The article for spam is “die”, thus it is: Die Spam. I’d like […]

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Complete this sentence: Find stuff to s_______

The first item on thisĀ list is mysteriously covered up by the other sheet. What could it be saying? “Find stuff to s_______” This is a fun game: how would you complete that phrase? Here’s a few ideas: Find stuff to send to Big Bird. Find stuff to stuff into a stuffed envelope. Find stuff to […]

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I love asking questions

Asking questions

Asking questions and more questions might help you to brainstorm better. Instead of brainstorming answers, brainexplore questions. Tanner Christenson writes inĀ Focus on brainexploring, not brainstorming, to have ideas: So I recently began experimenting with a new exercise for creative thinking, one that is less likely to lead to biases and much more likely to take […]

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Submission to urbandictionary for: skelbow

New word: skelbow

It’s been a while since I’ve submitted a word definition to Urban Dictionary. I’m digging way back to a word I learned as a child, skelbow. Ten years ago, I was shocked to find out that nobody else has heard of this word. I swear I learned skelow as a child. Even my twin brother […]

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#awesomemonkeypower

Where is the awesome monkey power?

How is it possible that the hashtag #awesomemonkeypower does not exist on Instagram? Only seven results on Google. “Awesome monkey power” hasn’t been used on Twitter since 2013–and just once during that year. And one time for 2012 and 2011. Technically the phrase isn’t even used on twitter, because it’s cut across two separate sentences. […]

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New word: snapity

Snapity is now submitted to urbandictionary.com. Here’s what I wrote: definition: The interjective response to shocking sad news. A combination of “snap” and “pity.” Snap! is your first reaction of surprise, closely followed by pity for the bad news. Snapity! example: Your laptop just blew up?! Snapity! tags: snap, pity, sucks, shock, surprise, sad, empathy

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