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03 December 2004 @ 12:00 pm
Words for today  
plethoric (it's also an adjective, and not just a mass noun for sweaters!)
reify (It's just awesome)
rife (A word we could use more of)
sesquipedalian (A word which exists in common usage only on the SAT)
skosh (check the etymology)

Para Español, examina esto para los nacionalidades.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on December 3rd, 2004 10:03 am (UTC)
Capital Thorn
atelierlune on December 3rd, 2004 10:16 am (UTC)
::throws up the horns for skosh::

Thank you!
masui on December 3rd, 2004 10:34 am (UTC)
In comp lit, we use "reify" a lot. In fact, it was just in my last paper.
Doomutilitygeek on December 3rd, 2004 11:01 am (UTC)
Etymological Evolutions
One wonders if "scotch" as defined as "just a little", i.e. "Not much nutmeg -- just a scotch," derived from "skosh".

Angharad Elwesangharad on December 3rd, 2004 10:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Etymological Evolutions
I do know the stereotype of the frugal Scot is why clear tape is trade-named Scotch tape in the US (something about a protype which used glue on only the edges, I think).
like a hundred billion hot dogs: georgehalf_double on December 3rd, 2004 12:48 pm (UTC)
I disagree. Drew & I use "sesquipedalian" with alarming regularity - usually relating to the kinds of snotty & pretentious kinds of words favored by those of us who sojourned in the Mac linguistics & English departments, but sometimes to refer to things that are a foot & a half long. We don't get out much.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on December 3rd, 2004 01:08 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! You are now part of the SAT!
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Hoc Est Qui Sumus: Totally Ferretdiscoflamingo on December 3rd, 2004 03:17 pm (UTC)
Para la finesa
Finland : Finlandia
Finnish : finés, finlandés, finlandesa
Finnish lady : finesa, finlandesa
Finnish language : finés, finlandés
Parapluie dans la Rue de Parisscathach on December 3rd, 2004 05:26 pm (UTC)
It's not just for the SAT anymore!

Ok, we used sesquipedelian a lot in my etymology class, so I guess that doesn't really count, either. I use it occasionally in my daily life -- ! But I'm a dork, so that might not count either.
Happylittledevilhappy_l_devil on December 4th, 2004 02:28 pm (UTC)
reify is also used in first-order logic, when translating relations into objects.