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...