Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Yaay! It's Word of the Week!...Again!..Ohhh God!!

nebulizer or nebuliser  n a device for converting a drug in liquid form into a mist or fine spray which is inhaled through a mask to provide medication for the respiratory system.  I bet you really wanted to know that!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

What-Ho! It's time for, Word of the Weeeeeek!

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

Word Of The Weeeeeeeeek!!!!!!!!!!!!

Glockenspiel  n  a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned metal plates played with a pair of small hammers.

Bum Cheeks!!!

Sorry, forgot to post anything yesterday. I was busy attending my son's beaver/cubs/scouts thingy BBQ!  Normal service will be resumed shortly.  Many appelogies for any inconwenience!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

All New Word of the Week!

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

Huffin' and Puffin, plus apologies...

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?