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joshleejosh commented on the word titan arum
yarb, in a comment on "pulchritudinous": "I couldn't deny any word the right to exist, assuming words have rights, but this is still a sickly, cloying titan arum of an adjective."
I had to go look up what a titan arum is. Terrifying flower! Awesomely evocative term.
August 24, 2008
joshleejosh commented on the word quixotic
Good point -- I see the word much more often than I hear it. In fact, I think I've only ever heard it spoken out loud in the context of debates over its pronunciation! Is there a synonym for "quixotic" that's more popular in conversation, or do people just not want to talk about tilting at windmills?
January 17, 2007
joshleejosh commented on the word hologram
December 21, 2006
joshleejosh commented on the word bupkiss
Does this have the same meaning as bupkis? Is it a misspelling, or a pun?
joshleejosh commented on the word inchoate
So much potential, so little clarity.
December 6, 2006
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