Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Well, I don't know if that one qualifies (maybe in Stephen Colbert's world), but ginormous now officially does!

The new 2007 update of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition is coming this fall, and in addition to ginormous (coined perhaps by Will Ferrell's character in Elf), you'll find crunk, nocebo and chaebol. Interestingly, though their site lists the words, the links appear to go nowhere! Feel free to put your definitions in comments.

In other news, the Battle of the Bands deadline has been extended to 7/20! As you already know from the press releases I have placed on these pages, Food For Thought is sponsoring a local Battle of the Bands for youth ages 13-20 (sorry, Bret, young hipsters only) in Ojai and Ventura. The three winning bands will open the Locally Grown fundraising concert on August 25 at Libbey Bowl featuring headliners Brett Dennen - currently touring with John Mayer - and Perla Batalla – Grammy nominated vocalist and Ojai resident. The event will be the second Locally Grown fundraiser for Food For Thought Ojai; the first concert in 2005 featured singer/songwriter Jack Johnson.

The Battle of the Bands will take place August 4th and 5th at the Matilija Junior High School Auditorium from 10am – 5pm. Bands performing all varieties of music, from straight edge and punk to jazz and acoustic, are encouraged to enter. In addition to opening the Locally Grown 2 concert, the three winning bands will also be able to record their chosen song in a professional sound studio and receive free CD copies of the recording.

Entry forms and a sample recording must be submitted by July 20. Rules and other information can be found on the Food For Thought Ojai Web site.

Speaking of Food for Thought, at the recent screening of The Real Dirt on Farmer John, Lesley Littlefield performed her song, “Oranginess,” which you can now listen to on Radio Ojai.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ginormous was use in the original transformers movie, which predates Elf quite a bit.


7/25/2007 6:32 PM  
Blogger Lisa Snider said...

I should have said "popularized" instead of "coined!"

8/04/2007 11:33 AM  

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