Friday, March 17, 2017

Or Maybe Not

7 Weird, Wonderful Words You Should Use More Often

3 comments:

Don Coffin said...

I knew of all of these except "jawn." I first ran into "sesquipedalian" in Dorothy Sayers' book Murder Must Advertise, and had to look it up (fortunately--this was pre-internet--we had a compact OED, with the magnifying glass).

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

The first time I remember reading "defenestration" was in John Dickson Carr's THE CASE OF THE CONSTANT SUICIDES. I guess you'd use "lickspittle" to describe the average Republican House member.

Cap'n Bob said...

Remember when I used to characterize Kelley as a lickspittle?