Compendium of Lost Words

So you think that habroneme isn't English? Or obrumpent. Ah, you foppotee, you should be pudified. You need to see this.

Dicaearchies, though, are just a figment of our imagination.
4 Comments:
Blogger Ankit said...

I love his list of favorite words.

'Tis Galimatias.

July 02, 2006 3:28 AM  
Blogger Nikhil Pahwa said...

What's your favourite word, incidentally? Mine's paralepsis...any my favourite form of repartee.

July 02, 2006 7:43 AM  
Blogger Ankit said...

Simulacra definately. Can't have enough of that word.

July 02, 2006 9:06 AM  
Blogger Ankit said...

Ohh, and Spannungsbogen.

From Dune:
The Fremen were supreme in that quality the ancients called “spannungsbogen”—which is the self-imposed delay between desire for a thing and the act of reaching out to grasp that thing.

German root: arc (bogen) of tension (spannung).

OK, I'll stop myself from adding any more words now.

July 02, 2006 9:38 AM  

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