Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
octuple n 1 a quantity or number eight times as great as another. adj 2 eight times as much or as many. 3 consisting of eight parts. vb octuples, octupling, octupled. 4 (tr) to multiply by eight. ORIGIN: from L octuplus, from octo eight + -plus as in duplus double. Also from cephalopod mathematics. See: Squiddition.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Hello, today I have a new twist to word of the week! Today we will have three words, but one of them will be made up. An impostor. Can you guess which? It's not hard....
perspicacious adj acutely perceptive or discerning.
syndetic adj denoting a grammatical construction in which two clauses are connected by a conjunction.
fumacious adj excessively irritated.
Saturday, July 05, 2008
Sorry there was no word of the week this week, due to illness, but look out for the new improved version next week!
As I haven't posted much artwork lately, I would like to share a couple of pieces I did recently, in April, alongside m'colleague Sherief Hassan. I suppose they are homage/fan pieces in memory of the Puffin Post and Jill McDonald, the illustrator. Do any of you oldies out there remember that? Anyway, Sherief had the idea to get Fat Puffin and his friends to travel through books that have been spliced together by a malfunctioning TOMCAT computer (e.g. Charlie and the Fungus Factory.) We were hoping for it to be picked up by a publication who declined it in favour of a cheaper in-house option. Oh well! It's all good practice, isn't it?