If you work in a newsroom these days, things are pretty grim. The newspaper industry is in a flat spin, trying to get its bearings. Staffers are now enjoy an odd combination of emotions - paranoia, angst, frustration, sadness and even a little hope every now and then. (But not often.)
So, like on my favorite TV show M*A*S*H, we look to the little escapes to help us get through the day. No, I'm not talking about the little emergency bottle of Jack Daniels in everyone's drawer - I'm talking about good, clean word fun. If you work at a newspaper - words are everywhere. Headlines, ledes, captions - heck, we coudn't have a newspaper without words! I digress. A few weeks ago, I offered the staffers at our humble newspaper a cookie. That's right, a chocolate chip cookie. But, in exchange, they had to leave their favorite word.
This is a list of those words:
I think some of them just wanted the cookies.