“Pneumonic” for “mnemonic”

[Speaker, who is a teacher, says an acronym, then:] “That’s a pneumonic for…” A way of breathing that helps you remember things?  Deep! Heard on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” today. Advertisements

Glimpses of Three Coasts

Jackson, Helen (H.H.).  1886.  Glimpses of three coasts.  Boston: Roberts Brothers. [This is a travel book, the sections being I. California and Oregon, II. Scotland and England and III. Norway, Denmark and Germany.–DDR]… Continue reading

Seven Frontier Women and the Founding of Spokane Falls

Cochran, Barbara F.  2011.  Seven frontier women and the founding of Spokane Falls.  Spokane, WA: Tornado Creek Publications.  [Written 1986 or 1987, just before the author’s death.–DDR] page 8:  (in chapter I about… Continue reading

Pig-Tail Days in Old Seattle, cont’d

See my previous post for the bibliographic info on this one.  Picking up where I left off: – page 57, about Spring Street: “The first families had to lolo chuck (carry water) from… Continue reading

Chinook Jargon – Chinuk Wawa

Here’s a new blog.  Chinook Jargon is what I’m actively working on at the moment.  (It’s called Chinuk Wawa in the language.)  I used to run the CHINOOK listserv–which remains a great research… Continue reading