Monday, April 06, 2015

Link Mania: Smell the 'petrichor'

Fiercety, Seriosity, Debonairity: 14 Abstract Nouns We Need to Bring Back
I like a "fewty" of these, especially "rigorosity". It sounds more rigorous than "rigorousness". Use these to inject some "outrageousty" into your conversation.


12 wonderful words from TED
Are you an introvert, an extrovert, or an "ambivert"? TED (not just my brother's name) stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design -- and yaking about them.


32 Totally Not Weird Non-Sexual Fetishes You Might Have
Including "logophile" -- which is what you are and why you fetishize my blog and Facebook page, right? (Leave it to Buzzfeed to find a way to include a picture of Beyoncé here.)


32 Of The Most Beautiful Words In The English Language
Not all of these are unusual, but there are some I didn't know. A few are in TWITO, including "bombinate" (page 23), "cromulent" (page 36), and "petrichor" (page 111). "Petrichor" shows up on so many of these lists. I wouldn't call it beautiful, but it's definitely, uh, redolent.

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