Word of the day

February 19, 2018

Celebrification – the introduction of celebrity as a factor in a field or discipline; the transformation of ordinary people and public figures into celebrities.

Hat tip: Fran O’Sullivan

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Word of the day

February 18, 2018

Athwartships – across a ship from side to side; from one side to the other of a vessel at right angles to the keel.


Word of the day

February 17, 2018

Pornification – the prevalence and growing and acceptance and normalisation of sexual themes and explicit imagery in popular or mainstream culture; the perceived pervasion of society in general or an aspect of it by the imagery, language, and attitudes associated with pornography.


Word of the day

February 16, 2018

 Interstices – intervening spaces, especially a very small or narrow ones, between things or parts; tiny gaps; the cracks and crevices of life.


Word of the day

February 15, 2018

Chambering – illicit intercourse; wantoness; impurity.


Word of the day

February 14, 2018

Poulet – a love letter; a neatly folded note; the flesh of a chicken used for food.


Word of the day

February 13, 2018

Agamy –  absence, nonregulation, or nonrecognition of marriage; the absence of a rule dictating marriage choices within a social group;   abstention from marriage, or rejection or non-recognition of the requirement of marriage in the relation of the sexes; the state or condition of being unmarried.


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