from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. someone who practices illeism
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is given to illeism.
Over the past 13 years, Garg has shared thousands of words with fellow linguaphiles, including illeist (someone who refers to himself in the third person, a la Bo Jackson), and petrichor (the pleasant smell that accompanies the first rain after a dry spell), and origin trivia like the fact that “shampoo” comes from the Hindi word “chumpee,” meaning “head massage.”