Monday, April 13, 2015

Link Mania: It's the 'squircle' of life

Top Ten Impressive Words with Mundane Meanings
Including "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokon". But my favorite here is "circumloquacious", which refers to using a lot of big words to avoid answering a question. Useful if you're in politics.


Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes makes sense of his big vocabulary
Basketball player uses big words, including "catawampus" (TWITO, page 29). Sportswriters are forced to use dictionaries. One word I didn't know: "succedaneum".


12 Shapes You Didn't Know Had Names
Including "squircles". They're everywhere. It's the squircle of life.


12 Old Words that Survived by Getting Fossilized in Idioms
Do you ever "wend" without a way? Includes "shrift" (TWITO, page 135).

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