the_word_is_what has looked up 104 words, created 4 lists, listed 38 words, written 8 comments, added 8 tags, and loved 0 words.

Comments by the_word_is_what

  • This would be an excellent word to use in slang/vernacular. Being the process of making "square." In the slang sense you could tell your friends they excel at quadrature (meaning they are square in the slang sense). Very excellent.

    March 6, 2010

  • This one has a lovely etymology I'm sure. I can recognize most of it from my two years of Latin. (Pro=before, nosti=nostere, to know)

    July 9, 2008

  • In the band world there is a march written by Henry Fillmore called "The Klaxon." It was written for an auto show.

    June 12, 2008

  • Can't forget about Nixon's foreign policy when mentioning this word.

    June 12, 2008

  • Commonly "polysynedton" I assume. This is a literary device which involves the use of many conjunctions rhetorically. For example, instead of listing items "a jug of milk, a jar of honey, and a container of sugar," one would say "a jug of milk and a jar of honey and a container of sugar."

    June 12, 2008

  • "Introuvable" showed up in this years Scripps' National Spelling Bee.

    June 12, 2008

  • "Introuvable" showed up in this years Scripps' National Spelling Bee.

    June 12, 2008

  • Myanmar's junta has been restricting aid efforts in his cyclone stricken country.

    June 11, 2008

Comments for the_word_is_what

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.