Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Words in "The Week" - Wiegle, Booty and Spoils

From the March 18 issue of The Week magazine -

Wiegle: The name of a young bald eagle that recovered from crashing through the windshield of a semi truck travelling over 60 mph. A portmanteau of "window eagle".

Booty: A connotation for "a portion of the body often shaken in time to music, rather than the spoils of war" according to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Spoils: A euphemistic synonym for the word "booty" as used in the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' new translation of the Bible.


Also of note - A book with 200 blank pages became a best-seller in Great Britain based solely upon the book's title. The title: What Every Man Thinks About Apart From Sex

1 comment:

Pewari said...

Hah! Love that book title. I'd have been tempted to at least flick through it at the bookstore on title alone.

A case of don't judge a book by its cover OR its title (although, I'm shameless and do both frequently).

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