For the prigs among us...

From Brandon by way of Michal, here's a lovely site combining unknown words with illustrative drawings. My fave this time is 'scripturient.' Joseph, Jake, and I are up in Michigan this week working. One of us is scripturient, leaving the other two dealing with his mess. Here's hoping by the end of a week and a half, we'll have accumulated a bunch of detritus.

Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and fifteen grandchildren.

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When I was in high school English, my teacher taught us the word 'ennui,' which means boredom. He said that you lean over to your loved one and say "you fill me with ennui!" and she will think you are so romantic for using such an exotic word.

I don't see how any elder reading this could settle on a favorite other than zugzwang. In fact, I think this week Clearnote Bloomington is scheduled to have it's monthly gathering for consideration of zugzwangs.

I was pretty excited about this but as I went to look for more than the 10 words on your linked page, I found my clicks were taking me places I didn't want to go. Are there more words and illustrations to view or is this it? If the latter, well...[jettatura]

Contra the site, "zugzwang" is spoken out loud by serious chess players with some frequency. It's not an everyday thing, of course, but it's an occasionally used term of art.

I learned a new word this week. I'm just not sure I would want to put an illustration with it.

I'm also not sure how often I will get to use placentophagy :)

They even have recipes. :P

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