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obikitty commented on the word alterocentric
Defined by Elster in There's A Word For It as 'someone who is wholly focused on others and whose life revolves around them'.
July 19, 2009
obikitty commented on the word dodecahedron
Has anyone here read 'The Phantom Tollbooth'? The dodecahedron was one of my favorite characters when I read it as a kid.
November 19, 2008
obikitty commented on the word anti-dentite
"someone who doesn't like dentists." from the Seinfeld episode: The Yadda yaddasee related clips: here
November 18, 2008
obikitty commented on the word catamite
I have a fun story for this word: my friend Kevin and I always used to IM insults at each other whenever we were online at the same time. I'd recently read a book where this word popped up (something nautical, I think, not that it matters) and so I sent it his way. He was, shocking as it may seem, very angry. He was a big egotistical know-it-all though, so it was probably more from the fact that he had to look it up, than the insult itself. Well, maybe it was a tie...
October 17, 2008
obikitty commented on the word aphasia
I learned this word in a pysch class ages ago, but recently I ran into someone who was actually NAMED it. The poor kid. She's in for an unpleasant surprise when she looks up the meaning of her name...
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