Alexiteric (adj.)

Hello from Weird Word Wednesday the strange, strange world in which we exist. I’ve been happening upon several words that are very apropos for the times. Alexiteric is an adjective that means “able to ward off contagion” or “having the properties of an antidote.” Don’t we all wish we had the magic pill to make … More Alexiteric (adj.)

Deglutition (v.)

Another strange (and kinda gross) edition of Weird Word Wednesday. Deglutition (v.) – the action of swallowing Anyone else disgusted by the sound of people chewing and swallowing? So disgusted that you just want to punch them right in the face? It’s called misophonia, and it’s a real thing. I can’t stand hearing people chew. … More Deglutition (v.)

Woofits (n.)

It’s Weird Word Wednesday! Today, a feeling that many of us are probably experiencing of late. What better way than a silly-sounding, strange word to give us a distraction. Woofits (n.) – an unwell feeling, like a headache; a moody depression; a hangover. My source book says there are citations that define this word as … More Woofits (n.)

Callipygian (adj.)

It’s Weird Word Wednesday! Today’s word comes to us from the Greeks, from words meaning “beauty” and “buttocks.” Yep. An old Greek word to tell someone they have a nice butt. Callipygian (adj.) – Having a shapely buttocks And no, this is not an April Fools Day Joke. I think the day should be cancelled. … More Callipygian (adj.)

Honeyfuggle (v.)

The first edition of Weird Word Wednesday here on Somebody’s Daydream. 🙂 CHALLENGE TO MY READERS AND FRIENDS: Use this word in a sentence. Bonus points if you share here with me. 🙂

Vemodalen

“Vemödalen n. the frustration of photographing something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist—the same sunset, the same waterfall, the same curve of a hip, the same closeup of an eye—which can turn a unique subject into something hollow and pulpy and cheap, like a mass-produced piece of furniture you happen to have assembled … More Vemodalen