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21.2.04
 
Word of the Day #28
quinquagesima

Tomorrow being Quinquagesima Sunday.

Defined at Catholic Encyclopaedia and at Hyperdictionary.com.
17.2.04
 
Word of the Day #27
latitudinarian

Defined at Dictionary.com
12.2.04
 
Nuances of gay identities reflected in new language
'Homosexual' is passe in a 'boi's' life, says an article about new queer language in SFGate.com.
"The language thing is tricky," said Thom Lynch, the director of the San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center. "I feel sorry for straight people."
Don't cry for me, San Francisco. I may be in a straight marriage and I have never had a real girlfriend (though a few dates with dykes and a lot of unrequited lesbo crushes), but I have found my term: I'm a "heteroflexible"!
9.2.04
 
Word of the Day #26
athanor

Defined at WordNet. Also see The Alchemy Dictionary.
8.2.04
 
Word of the Day #25
sybarite

From dictionary.com.


7.2.04
 
Word of the Day #24
embonpoint

Definition and history at Merriam-Webster Word of the Day archives.
6.2.04
 
Friday Afternoon Special #3 - Phrase of the Day
trip the light fantastic

The Maven's Word of the Day, Words@random, Random House publishers had this as a word of the day way back in 2001.
 
Grrrr - another diction rant
From the Guardian Online, today's "front page":

Tomb raider
Gram Parsons fan John Harris on a new film that celebrates the mythical country rock star.


I won't bother telling you what's wrong with this; you should know.
I won't link because it will only be there for a day or less.


5.2.04
 
Word of the Day #23
archivolt

Definition using the Google Search: define: feature.
4.2.04
 
Word of the Day #22
conventicle

Again, word discovered in Foucault's Pendulum, definition found in Hyper Dictionary.
3.2.04
 
Word of the Day #21
hieratic

A truly excellent word, defined at Hyper Dictionary.
2.2.04
 
Word of the Day #20
rhapsodomancy

Serendipitously found at, and then stolen from, Weird Words
1.2.04
 
Word of the Day #19
prebendary

Definition by HyperDictionary.com

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