Monday, June 19, 2006

Transformationalisticologizeny

I have my personalized Google page set with the "word of the day" feature. One of the words today was transmogrify. The given definition is "to transform." This is the example sentence: A washing machine transmogrified into a guitar. Why wouldn't you just use "transform?"

That's as deep as my thoughts will allow me to go today.

3 comments:

rick said...

I like the word. It has sort of a Three Stooges sound to it.

Todd said...

Remember the transmogrifier (sp?) in the Calvin and Hobbes comic? "Transformer" couldn't be used - it was already taken. Without this word, we would have been deprived of an excellent and hilarious series.

Vince said...

no. i never got into calvin and hobbes...but i will believe you.