Cool words #23

‘Ultimate’ is a cool word. According to the OED, it means the last or final, beyond which no other exists or is possible. It also looks cool when you write it down and sounds even cooler when you say it. Way better than, say, a word like ‘residue’. That’s why the villain in the next Avengers movie is called Ultron and not Residutron. Same goes for Ultimate Fighting Championship/Residue Fighting Championship, ultimatum/residumatum, etc. In fact, ultimate may be the ultimate cool word, although it would have to beat out the likes of ‘avenger’, ‘gerrymander’ and ‘penultimate’.

2014.12.29 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Cool words #23

Don of the Dead

I recently started watching an incredibly popular, critically acclaimed TV show on AMC. Not sure if I’ll be able to stick with it though. Every episode is basically an unrelenting nightmare of monsters and villains. It’s called Mad Men.

2014.12.01 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Don of the Dead

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