Monday, July 17, 2006

A Conversation with Mark Peters

This morning I had a chance to chat with my grad school friend, Mark Peters. Mark is an educator and freelance writer who lives in Chicago. He spoke with me, primarily, about "Wordlustitude", his weblog about words.

Link to audio (20mb mp3)

Fascinated by new words, Mark shared a search technique he uses to discover what he calls "stunt" or "nonce" words (ephemeral words used to stun, amuse, and/or impress). He explained how he uses Google to search for instances of noncy prefixes and suffixes. What fun! Here are two examples to try:

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