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  • JM wonders what polish is used by chalcenterous folk?

    February 16, 2011

  • "One minor curiosity of the project was the discovery, against all expectations, that a few members of the Oxford English Dictionary staff had no stomach for the crudities of sexual and scatalogical vocabulary. I had assumed from the beginning that Homo lexicographicus was a chalcenterous species of mankind, that is, a person with bowels of brass." -- Robert Burchfield, Unlocking the English Language.

    August 17, 2010

  • having bowels of brass

    January 12, 2008

  • nice word.

    December 13, 2006