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December 26, 2010, 20:17
Miscellaneous words
I’d bet that 80% of adults in the US have run into the passage I quote (is it equally widespread in the UK?) – yet you won’t find today’s word in any major dictionary.

Enjoy the original passage here, beginning just before the 15:00 mark.utz – to goad, prod and nudge with annoying persistence (“like a pebble in a shoe,” says one source) in a toward a particular course
[from Yiddish]
December 27, 2010, 12:24
Probably related to German uzen "to tease".
December 27, 2010, 20:13
The newspaper weatherman answers a query about a familiar sight.Another term for pareidolia is apophenia.
December 31, 2010, 16:25
In rummaging about in some old left-behind bottles and jars, I cme across an empty "Utz Pickles" jar. Weird!

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. -J. Krishnamurti