A blog of striking words (mostly printed ones, and in English) ending in the letter y. Why? Why not?
Friday, August 10, 2012
From the mouth of a friend, Adam. We saw each other at "Into the Woods" (my first time, and, yes, Sarah Stiles as Red Ridinghood delivered the roundest characterization, with wolf Ivan Hernandez as an insta-oval). I remarked that he (Adam) was quite tan; he returned something about being
swarthy and Semitic.
Don't hear swarthy (or even swarty) much these days.
I like word play and etymology and noticing how words go in and out of vogue. In 2005 an English friend describing a particular beach used the word "surfy." I liked the way it sounded; the idea for this blog germinated. Given an interest I have in constrained writing, it makes sense.