Rand Lee-Another Mother Tongue: Words My Mother Taught Me

This talk is about my mother, Kaye Brinker, and her penchant for inventing or distorting words and phrases for comic effect. I’ll be reading in great part from a book my sister and I compiled of all the coinages we could remember. I’ve spoken a lot about how my mother hurt us; I thought it was time I spoke about one of the many ways she delighted us.
Rand Lee is a freelance writer and alien language inventor in love with words ever since he read Isaac Asimov’s “Words From the Myths” when he was a child. As his mother would have expressed it, he comes by this honestly: both Rand’s parents were writers, too.