Newish Words

Posted By on October 11, 2006

Or
“I’ve Added a New Category Specifically for Words”

Altair
n.) A hypothetical angle1 that, when present in the hinge of a car door, allows for ease of entry and exit while simultaneously preventing any potentially damaging contact with neighboring vehicles. Exact value unknown; expressed as a range of probabilities and denoted by uppercase lamda, Λ.

Decatur
n.) Any erroneous mathematical procedure that happens to yield a correct answer; useful only on multiple choice exams.

Dilley
v.) To ponder endlessly on the nature of the final digit2 of an infinite number.

 


1.) Current automotive design limitations have forced manufacturers to include only two extreme angle possibilities — each setting satisfying one condition to the exclusion of the other.

2.) It’s 8, by the way.

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2 Responses to “Newish Words”

  1. Jackson says:

    You know a good word? Tmesis.

    It means shoving a word right in the middle of another word for comic or poetic effect – or just to make point.

    Example: “a-whole-nother”

    Better Example: “Abso-fucking-lutely”

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’ve not been by for a while. Happy I popped in :)

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