Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Link Mania: magniloquent? me?

Panic at the Dictionary
Would YOU give a child a dictionary that did not include "budgerigar"?


15 words that belong in every grandparent's vocabulary
"What does Grandma mean, Mommy?"


17 Words that Describe Themselves
Are you sesquipedalian? If so, try not to be magniloquent.


A list of 25 ridiculous real names for 25 everyday items
Including "crepuscular" (TWITO, page 35), "mondegreen" (TWITO, page 90), and the word that frequently shows up on these lists: "petrichor" (TWITO, page 111). The most disturbing term on this list is "rectal tenesmus". (And what do they mean "ridiculous"?)

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