Friday, May 7, 2010

What's the Same About Legos and Writing?

Words are a lot like Legos. You can make anything out of them. And the cool thing is, the meaning is all in the arrangement. Take the same set of words and rearrange them and you have a totally different meaning or tone.

I love writing! (And I kinda like Legos too. :))

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  1. $60,000?! Forget writing. I'm going into the Lego sculpture business!

  2. Is this a bad time to observe that the plural of Lego is Lego? ;)

  3. Can you imagine getting paid to play with Lego.

    That doesn't sound right.

    Can you imagine getting paid to play with pieces from a Lego set?

    Nah. I'd still rather sculpt words and eat beans.

  4. I love both Lego and writing. Have you seen the Lego models of Escher paintings? Fantastic stuff.

  5. Johne, Your comment got me to thinking - a quick search of the internet produced this tidbit. :D

    Which is correct as the plural of LEGO: 'Lego' or 'Legos'? Neither, actually. The word 'LEGO', when used as a noun, should only refer to the company that makes the product. Otherwise 'LEGO' is supposed to be used as an adjective. Thus, when referring to the pieces, neither 'lego' nor 'legos' is correct... rather one should say: 'LEGO bricks' or 'LEGO pieces' or whatever (using LEGO as an adjective -- and one should really capitalize all of the letters, and put the little 'circle-R' symbol after it (®)). This is all a matter of protecting the trademark of 'LEGO' for the company (using it otherwise degenerates the strength of the trademark). This is not to say that I use the word correctly 100% of the time... but that's the answer to the question (it's always fun/painful to read the near-flame-wars that start at over this topic... and generally, both sides are wrong).

  6. Fascinating. I was going to look it up myself, but never got around to it. Now we know!