Simons Photography - New Zealand Photographer
Loading things for you...

Words You Probably Didn’t Know Were Portmanteaus

Words You Probably Didn’t Know Were Portmanteaus

Don’t know what a portmanteau is? If you have heard of the words brunch, blog and pixel, then yes, you know portmanteaus (just not what they are). Portmanteaus, in the literary sense is a word that is created by merging two different words (and their meanings)... Read More »

16 Phrase Origins

16 Phrase Origins

1. The word Bupkis, common slang for nothing, comes from the Yiddish phrase meaning having about as much worth as goat turds.    2. The phrase “you’re toast” is thought to have been coined by Bill Murray when he ad libbed the phrase in a scene in... Read More »

Antidisestablishmentarianism

Antidisestablishmentarianism

Antidisestablishmentarianism - what a word! Do you know it? I've known it since I was about 10 years old. My uncle would ask me to try and say really long words for fun, this one stuck. I always wanted to use it in a song lyric. Until recently I thought it mea... Read More »