November 20, 2009 Interview with Joan Bryden on WPCR-FM

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Wordplay

Obliviass –   This is the person talking loudly and inanely on their cell-phone at a funeral viewing, in a cancer specialist’s waiting room,  or soon to be sitting next to you at 30,000 feet. 

Indecisionitis – An painful inflammation of your decision gland.

Weirdities – Like oddities only stranger

To-ing and fro-ing – the process of taking a roundtrip from here to there

And why do we call it a Pride of lions or a Gaggle of geese?  Such sayings originated often with a word game in which someone suggested a plural subject (lions) and everyone competed to pair it with a second descriptive noun.  Here are some personal examples:

decantate of winos

verisimilitude of twins

torrent of trees

an obfuscation of politicians

A Hover of Gulls

A Hover of Gulls

A Gala of Dahlias

A Gala of Dahlias

A Bacchanal of Boobies

A Bacchanal of Boobies