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  • A purpose-built insult for your least favorite diplomat.

    August 15, 2009

  • I've tried to remember this word a few times — when you're making a geometric figure in the air, there's no better verb than "describe."

    November 9, 2008

  • I saw this and thought I was going to correct it to Severin, Severin — as in, "Severin, Severin, speak so slightly...." You have proven me wrong, and provided a joke to boot. Good on ya, rolig!

    October 13, 2008

  • "Coöperation" is a fair introduction to the diaresis, but discriminating users prefer "zoölogical."

    October 13, 2008

  • My seventh grade English teacher told us that the English language held precisely forty-five prepositions, and she made us learn them all. I'm sure "anent" wasn't on her list — encountering a new preposition feels only slightly lower on the scale of cognitive dissonance than encountering a new primary color.

    October 12, 2008

  • What all the little process-servers hope to grow up into.

    (See Ogden Nash's "Kindly Unhitch That Star, Buddy")

    July 16, 2008

  • "The King wills it" -- the abracadabra, in Norman French, required to give royal assent to an act of Parliament prior to the 1990s.

    June 12, 2008

  • "There is no third." Comes from logic; it's a neat way to express a binary choice.

    May 9, 2008

  • My girlfriend discovered this wonderful word via Scrabulous.

    April 15, 2008

  • Finnish for "electricity"

    April 6, 2008

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