Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Stupifany #1

So my wife and I have a term we use that we each blame the other for having made up: stupifany. It means "an epiphany about something you should have realized ages ago." In any case, I just had a stupifany: the term "ultraviolence" from Anthony Burgess's novel Clockwork Orange is a pun on "ultraviolet." At least I think so. Not surprising from an author who published a book about Finnegans Wake.

I think I'll make my stupifanies a regular feature of Positive Anymore.

1 comment:

the chocolate lady said...

In Yiddish:

ot azoy kokht men lokshn

So *thats* how you cook noodles!