Tag Archives: mara’s dictionary

hippocampus

a college (esp. for hippopotamuses) which specialises in the study of the workings of human short-term memory.

selfish

a person who hoards the money he or she makes from selling a lot of fish. (origin – sell fish)

spring

the period after winter when farm machinery are said to “spring back to life.

Derrida

The misspelling of ‘the reader’.

sustainable economics

What economists think is possible but environmentalists know is not.

 

Shakyamuni (The Buddha)

The distant relative of 1980s pop sensation Chaka Khan.

postmodernism

What bloggers do when they blog poorly – they post modernism.