During Bill’s presidency, people referred to the Power Couple as “Billary.”

If Hillary takes the lead and becomes prez, would they become “HillBilly?”

Just a thought.

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My friend Karla had this up on her site. I gotta say, I’d definitely give money to a homeless dude who can write a headline.

Needs to work on his Art Direction though…

Copywriters rejoice! Now you can use hacker slang and your agency’s proofreader will need to pass over w00t with their red pen.

According to Merriam-Webster, the new word of the year – and official addition to the English language – is w00t.

w00t (interjection):
expressing joy (it could be after a triumph, or for no reason at all); similar in use to the word “yay”
w00t! I won the contest!

…This year’s winning word first became popular in competitive online gaming forums as part of what is known as l33t (”leet,” or “elite”) speak—an esoteric computer hacker language in which numbers and symbols are put together to look like letters. Although the double “o” in the word is usually represented by double zeroes, the exclamation is also known to be an acronym for “we owned the other team”—again stemming from the gaming community…

Another great word I noticed on MW’s top 10 words of 2007 is “blamestorm.” The definition for the #5 best word of 2007 was:

blamestorming (verb) : Gathering around in a group to discuss why a deadline was missed or a project failed and who is to blame or responsible.
All the managers were locked up in a meeting for the all day blamestorming about the lost contract.

Awesome. Some other winners from years past have been truthiness, integrity, and blog.

I was always under the impression that the word “constitutional” had to do with taking a stroll. Sort of an old-timey, droll way of saying you’re taking a proper walk.

Then, my dad (and a couple other people) informed me that a “constitutional” is actually about taking a dump. Like, going on one’s morning or evening constitutional means your going to the can.

I looked up the definition on dictionary.com:

The NOUN “Constitutional” is defined as:

1. a walk or other mild exercise taken for the benefit of one’s health.

2. A walk taken regularly for one’s health.

So, I’m right. But I can see how that could be a smarmy way of saying one is taking a shit. I mean, it’s pretty unhealthy to hold a poo in your colon. And also, perhaps back when people were more “proper,” they also had to use outhouses. Which literally meant taking a walk to go take a dump.

Either way, I find this very interesting. Am I alone?

So, as most creative teams tend to do, Marshall and I had a pointless debate yesterday that will no doubt NOT change the world. But it was fun.

This debate started when I referred to his “sneakers.” Notice exhibit A:

These are the “sneakers” he was wearing at the time. He immediately corrected me… telling me that they were in fact NOT sneakers, but “shoes.”

Baffled, I asked him how he could even come to that conclusion.

According to him, since he doesn’t RUN in this particular pair of footwear, they aren’t sneakers. They are “shoes.” The following image, exhibit B, would be a good example of what Marshall views as “sneakers:”

Okay. BUT, despite WHAT a set of footwear is used for, doesn’t it belong to one basic category? Those afforementioned Pumas were definitely sneakers. Just because they’re his everyday footwear doesn’t make them any less of a sneaker.

No, it’s not a PERFORMANCE sneaker, but it’s a goddamn sneaker. Call it a shoe, sneaker, trainer, bootie, whatever… I don’t care. Both images on this page are of SNEAKERS. Dammit.

Any thoughts?

Ever notice how the word “reward” and “retard” are only one letter off?

What a fucking terrible typo to make.

No one wants to be offered a $10,000 Retard.