Month: July 2012

  • Reverse Dictionary?

    Reverse Dictionary?

    Under the heading of “You learn something new every day” comes the term Reverse Dictionary. My daughter Jo, who has just started working as a librarian at Bond University, sent me a fascinating article on advanced google searches. Amongst all the tips was reference to something called reverse dictionaries. So what is a reverse dictionary?…

  • Email atrophy

    Email atrophy

    Atrophy is a decline or decrease in something due to disuse. To put it simply, use it or lose it! Unused muscles atrophy or waste away. Google “atrophy” and you’ll find plenty of diseases. But I’ve discovered a new disease: email atrophy. And I think I know the cause. A lot of people now spend too…