A word that my friend and I coined as we were discussing the buttered cat paradox. I defined it as follows: "When the butter on toast is reabsorbed into the bread, causing the bread to become stale again; when toast ceases to be toasted"
Ice age glaciations of the Pleistocene epoch. Forebulge effect. Economic pillar of the village. Flevoland. Bible belt. Small price had to be paid for the baby. A collection of twenty homo-erotic poems.
I believe the winning word (not my own) was cymbidium. I would have gotten this word right if I didn't already misspell malfeasance. I had never heard of malfeasance before in my life, and missing that word was such a wrongdoing.
Since everyone's sharing, here was my strategy... 1. I matched yarb with od, because it just seemed like a fitting word. This was also how I correctly identified erinmckean.
2. Chained_bear commented on wodge, while oroboros commented on present. I'm surprised I'm the only one that correctly identified oroboros.
3. I chose greenhorn with the mistaken assumption that I would be the newest Wordie to enter the contest. However, Wordnicolina was, and that threw a lot of people off guard. Congrats P_U for seeing through the trompe l'oeil
In Norwegian, this word means not only "yes"; it also refers to a positive response to a double-negative question. For example, if I were to ask you if you didn't like water, then jo would be a response to say, "Yes,I DO like water. Wow, translating that was hard.
These are the most common type of delusions and involve the theme of being followed, harassed, cheated, poisoned or drugged, conspired against, spied on, attacked, or obstructed in the pursuit of goals.
Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID), formerly known as Amputee Identity Disorder, is a neurological and psychological disorder that makes sufferers feel they would be happier living as an amputee. It is typically accompanied by the desire to amputate one or more healthy limbs to achieve that end.
A person who suffers from autassassinophilia needs to put himself into a position of danger in order to become sexually aroused. The unfortunate upshot to this disorder, is that it is not entirely uncommon for the sufferer to die in the process!
Diogenes syndrome is a condition characterised by extreme self neglect, reclusive tendencies, and compulsive hoarding, sometimes of animals. It is found mainly in old people and is associated with senile breakdown.
Stendhal Syndrome is a psychosomatic illness that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, confusion and even hallucinations when an individual is exposed to art, usually when the art is particularly ‘beautiful’ or a large amount of art is in a single place.
The Jerusalem syndrome is the name given to a group of mental phenomena involving the presence of either religiously themed obsessive ideas, delusions or other psychosis-like experiences that are triggered by, or lead to, a visit to the city of Jerusalem. It is not endemic to one single religion or denomination, but has affected Jews and Christians of many different backgrounds.
Paris syndrome is a condition exclusive to Japanese tourists and nationals, which causes them to have a mental breakdown while in the famous city. Of the millions of Japanese tourists that visit the city every year, around a dozen suffer this illness and have to be returned to their home country.
In Neglect Syndrome, a person loses the ability to give equal attention to both sides of a space. For example, a patient in a rehabilitation hospital may wake up in the morning and proceeds to shave his face – only to be told later that he has only shaved half of his face. A person with this disorder, when drawing a person, will often leave off the arm and leg from one side, and when questioned, will state that it looks perfectly fine to them. When drawing a clock, the sufferer will often draw a circle and stuff all of the numbers in to one side
This may sound familiar to drug users: AIWS or Micropsia is a condition in which a patient’s sense of time, space and body image are distorted. People may appear tiny or patients may feel that part of their body shape or size has been altered. A sufferer may perceive humans, parts of humans, animals, and inanimate objects as substantially smaller than in reality.
Kleine-Levin syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by the need for excessive amounts of sleep, sometimes for up to 20 hours a day, and is normally accompanied with excessive food intake (compulsive hyperphagia) and an abnormally uninhibited sexual drive (hypersexuality).
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