Wednesday August 9, 2006

J is For...

WordPlay: The Personal Dictionary Meme

(See the game description for further details.)

J is For...

  • Jabberwocky - I have memorized Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky. It's one of my favorite poems. Did you know that Lewis Carroll invented the word "chortle" (among others, now in common use) for the poem.
    "And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
    Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
    O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
    He chortled in his joy.

  • Jacaranda - often pronounced "Jack-a-ran-da" by Americans, this is "ha-CAR-an-da" to someone from Brazil. It's a handsome tree with zillions of purple flowers during blooming season.

  • Jacquard loom - a mechanical loom that was controlled by punch cards. Although no computations were done, the machine is considered to represent an important step in the history of computing hardware.

  • Jalapeno - Since moving to California, I have learned to like jalapeno peppers.

  • January - My birthday month is January.

  • Jargon File- The Jargon file, aka "The New Hacker's Dictionary", is a favorite reference for computer techies.

  • Joe's - Our favorite diner-style restaurant (officially its name is "Big Joe's")

  • June - My mother's name is June.

View my complete dictionary to date. Click on the dogeared page corner in the upper right to turn pages. Note: I will keep updating the complete dictionary pages over time, but I may not come back to update the corresponding weblog entries.

J is For... ( in category Memes & Prompts , Verbatim ) - posted at Wed, 09 Aug, 21:41 Pacific | «e»