A blog of striking words (mostly printed ones, and in English) ending in the letter y. Why? Why not?
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Charming typo alert:
From the Financial Times.
November 21, 2012 12:49 am
News Corp eyes Simon & Schuster
By Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson in Ney York
Neigh (see: horse). Nay (negation, dissent, denial). Nay (never). Ney, the OED definition: A type of flute used in the Near and Middle East, consisting of an open-ended length of cane with finger-holes, sounded by blowing across the rim. Etymology: < Turkish ney reed, flute and its etymon Persian nay pipe, reed, flute (also as nāy > Arabicnāy, Turkish nay). Nez (see: French dictionary).
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.