Wellington words



Wordle.net has revolutionized my life. You input text or a blog address, and it makes word art of the all the words used in the provided text, scaling the size of the words to number of times used.

Here’s the wordle of this blog:


Just Like Walking

According to Henry David Thoreau:

Good poetry seems so simple and natural a thing that when we meet it we wonder that all men are not always poets. Poetry is nothing but healthy speech.

My ballet teacher often professes similar sentiments about ballet as we ugly ducklings of beginning adult ballet totter and fall while trying to simultaneously balance on one leg and bring the other foot up to our knee. “It’s just like walking,” she tells us as she performs a beautiful pirouette, “If you can walk, then you can dance ballet.”


According to ninjawords.com, a myriameter is a unit of measure equal to 10,000 meters. And saying “one myriameter” is infinitely better than saying “ten kilometers.”

Note that ninjawords is possibly the best way to look up the definition of words online, because determining the definition of a new word should always be compared to rapid ninja moves.