Word of the Day #28
Tomorrow being Quinquagesima Sunday.
Defined at Catholic Encyclopaedia and at Hyperdictionary.com.
Word of the Day #27
Defined at Dictionary.com
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"!
Word of the Day #25
Word of the Day #24
Definition and history at Merriam-Webster Word of the Day archives.
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":
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.
Word of the Day #23
Definition using the Google Search: define: feature.
Word of the Day #22
Again, word discovered in Foucault's Pendulum, definition found in Hyper Dictionary.
Word of the Day #21
A truly excellent word, defined at Hyper Dictionary.
Word of the Day #20
Serendipitously found at, and then stolen from, Weird Words
Word of the Day #19
Definition by HyperDictionary.com