Friday, September 01, 2006

Word of the Day: Whither

A word like whither, when paired with most nouns, can make them funny. The word means, according to the Oxford Dictionary of Current English, "to what place or state?" Add something like call center or Lindsay Lohan, and you've got the recipe for wry humor.

Whither call center?

Whither Lindsay Lohan?

Whither masticator?

Whither mountebank?

Suddenly, we are confronted with an existential question where before there was none. What's funnier than that? Use it among your [ ] friends.


Blogger Jugglernaut said...

Whither Tiberius?

He's gone north to Alaska, but he sent me a link to the Masticator, which I'm enjoying. Greetings from Minnesota.

10:16 AM  

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