Viewers of last week's 49ers-Seahawks game may have heard something a bit jarring -- not as jarring as what happened to poor Delanie Walker, but jarring nevertheless. Describing the teams' eclectic playcalling, the game's announcer repeatedly used the term "trickeration." Evidently "trickeration" ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanArtisan water Walking up Union Street last night, SFoodie passed a spa advertising "artisinal facials." And then we saw this -- on a water filter. Artisan water? Can someone from Merriam-Webster's stage an intervention?
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Gov. Jerry Brown served up some cold words to go along with the hot dogsGov. Jerry Brown was yesterday inaugurated in a brief ceremony described as no-frills, Spartan, and, an iteration of the Merriam-Webster word of the past year, "austere." What were some signs of austerity at Brown's swearing- ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanWooly Pig Cafe's logo. SFoodie just noticed this logo appearing on the papered-over windows of what used to be the Hugo Street Cafe in the Inner Sunset. Phone calls to the city revealed only that the owners are operating under the name "Sour Kao"; in addition, the cafe is not con ... More >>
The Rams were good ... but the 49ers were the bestHeading into Sunday's nifty 49ers win over the St. Louis Rams, local TV stations showed plenty of nostalgia-inducing clips of Roger Craig high-stepping, Joe Montana hurling slant after slant to Jerry Rice, and Carlton Williamson or Ronnie Lott rac ... More >>
Don't Sound Like a Tool is SFoodie's series of audio pronunciation guides to sort-of-common-but-not-obvious words we keep encountering
on wine lists and menus. No more shame, no more pointing, no more
godawful imitations of a language you don't speak.bokchoi&snowpea/FlickrConfit: Pronounced ... More >>
Whether an orchestrated campaign to spur the general public to call or write their city councilmen is benevolent or nefarious depends upon the cause at hand. But to argue that such a campaign doesn't constitute "lobbying" is to take up a losing battle with the good folks at Merriam-Webster. The ad t ... More >>