Busy Brain

A feeling (and now a word) I am very familiar with:

busy brain
n. A mental state that includes racing thoughts, anxiety, lack of focus, and sleeplessness.

Earliest citation:

Medication is swelling his feet and keeping him awake at night, while his mind is under siege from “busy brain”, a side effect of the medication.

—Peter Ellingsen, “Suddenly, there’s nowhere to hide,” The Age, December 10, 2001.

Artifacting Swear Words

A list of swear words found within the Artifacting comments (and the number of times each word wad used) as of as of 7:41 pm MST May 13th, 2010:

Fuck: 49 (includes motherfucker, fucker, fucking, etc.)
Motherfucker: 2
Shit: 54 (includes shitbag, shithole, shitty, etc.)
Piss: 12
Tits: 1
Damn: 53 (includes goddamn, damnation, etc.)
Pussy: 7
Asshole: 9
Bitch: 19 (includes son of a bitch, sumbitch, etc.)
Bastard: 7
Cunt: 2

Come on folks! Let’s not be so shy. We need more motherfucker up in here.
Thanks for the idea Clusterfuck

Nuked

If you have read this blog for any amount of time, you know I’m not a stickler for correct spelling and grammar, but I thought you would get a kick out of this. Merriam-Webster has succumbed and updated the pronunciation of nuclear on their website citing:

Though disapproved of by many, pronunciations ending in \\-kyə-lər\\ have been found in widespread use among educated speakers including scientists, lawyers, professors, congressmen, United States cabinet members, and at least two United States presidents and one vice president. While most common in the United States, these pronunciations have also been heard from British and Canadian speakers.