adopted no words,
looked up 0
and loved 0
thelaughorist commented on the word pinkwash
pinkwash -- v. To smear one with false allegations of "socialism" (at a time when a so-called conservative president is presiding over the largest government intervention since FDR's efforts during the Great Depression, when Republicans even opposed the idea of Social Security as a "socialist" move).
October 26, 2008
thelaughorist commented on the word illiquid
As intoned by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Jr.: "And we talked about a comprehensive approach to deal with the illiquid assets on financial institutions' balance sheets." (NY Times, front page, 9/19/08)
September 22, 2008
thelaughorist commented on the list thelaughorist-s-list
According to the Nuttall Encyclopaedia, by the Reverend James Wood (1907), woiwode is the name at one time of an elective prince among the Slavs, originally one chosen in some emergency.
September 5, 2008
thelaughorist commented on the word amnion
I found this word in my reading today, from the memoir A Step from Death, by Larry Woiwode a great word in and of itself:
" . . . I feel my mind is treading water, so deep in moribund amnion I'll drown."
Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.
Wordnik is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, EIN #47-2198092.