New word: the revenge!

Thursday November 16, 2006 @ 02:50 PM (UTC)

The last thing I was expecting from a radical feminist blog post/philippic on lapdancing was a beautiful new word.

caliginous: “misty, dark”

Where has this word been all my life? The existence of ‘tenebrous’ was gift enough, but now this! I love you, English language! Et aussi le français, bien sûr—‘caligineux’ et ‘tenebreux’, vous voyez.


We should go to the spelling bee together. You know, the Scripps Howard traditional spit-it-to-win-it spelling bee? At least go to the one in Portland while I’ll attend the one in Seattle. It’s a celebration of words and word-geekery. Huzzah! It’s in March.

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