Saturday, January 3, 2009

Double puzzle delight, coincidence and more words

There were two Target puzzles in The Age today instead of the usual one, so I had two "Oooh! Target puzzle!" moments of glee as I turned the pages. (It's a special holiday edition of the paper.) And I got the nine-letter word in both. Wooh!


Another little coincidence...

I had not heard the expression "Foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds" (Ralph Waldo Emerson) until I read it in a book last Sunday. And now I have encountered it three times in a week.


More word books

My friends gave me two word books and I am busting to get started on them (after I finish my library books, which are due back Monday).

* Bloom's Bouquet of Imaginary Words by Jeffrey and Carole Bloom, which is a collection of words made up by adding, substracting or changing a letter (like the list I blogged recently). It's also a very cute little hardcover book not much bigger than my hand.

* FUNKtionary - A cheeky collection of contemporary words by Ruth Wajnryb, which includes silly made up words and expressions (including plenty of combo words, which I love) and the legit sort of new words that will find their way into the dictionary if they aren't there already.

I can't wait. I should go and finish off that library book now...

5 comments:

Victoria said...

i like the pic Jayne :)

but erm...what is it???

Frisky Librarian said...

Thanks, Victoria. It's a succulent of some description (Abbeysum might know!) growing in the "grey garden" of the Botanic Gardens.

Julian said...

Speaking of word games, I was pleasantly shocked to see a copy of Boggle at my friend's afternoon tea gathering yesterday: looks like it's back in print! (2007) She got it from Big W for $18, apparently. Had a bit of fun playing a few rounds (although my skills seem to have deteriorated!).

Frisky Librarian said...

Hey Julian. I don't think I have ever played Boggle - in fact, I had to Google it! But now I must have it and I guess invite people over to play it with me!

Google says that you can play it online also. I think it's probably best if I don't go there...

Julian said...

Excellent: thank you for volunteering to buy and host. ;) When will the first session be?? Depending on the kind of numbers you're looking at, I know of at least one friend who might be interested (she's nice: I'm sure you'd like her). There's another one whom you've already met, but she tends to be fairly busy.

I agree with the not playing it online idea: best avoided! Besides, it just wouldn't be the same as actually having the cubes laid out in front of you.