Word of the day

September 4, 2015

Forswunk –  exhausted by overworked; totally worn out by work.


Word of the day

September 3, 2015

Fratchy –  irritable and argumentative; peevish; the result of a blunt razor or of not having shaved one’s face or legs for a few days; stubble.


Word of the day

September 2, 2015

 Jouska – a hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head—a crisp analysis, a cathartic dialogue, a devastating comeback—which serves as a kind of psychological batting cage where you can connect more deeply with people than in the small ball of everyday life, which is a frustratingly cautious game of change-up pitches, sacrifice bunts, and intentional walks; the imaginary and often lively conversation that you carry out in your head between yourself and someone else.


Word of the day

September 1, 2015

Vexillology – the study of flags.


Word of the day

August 31, 2015

Gigglemug – an habitually or perpetually smiling face.


Word of the day

August 30, 2015

Cakeage – a charge made by a restaurant for serving a cake that they have not supplied themselves.

This reminds me of the first time my parents took me to a good restaurant.

At the end of the meal I perused the bill and in one of those thousand-acre voices children are wont to employ, said, “Corkage, what’s corkage? We didn’t eat any of that.”


Word of the day

August 29, 2015

Manspreading – the practice whereby a man, especially one travelling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seats.


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