Welcome to our growing collection of obscure, yet useful, words of the day!
Commit these to memory to become the life of the party, while others gather around, swooning with delight at your witty, erudite banter.
Or perhaps use them to craft creative insults for your geeky friends… (It’s ok; this is a safe place!)
Definition: A misunderstood or misinterpreted word or phrase resulting from mishearing the lyrics of a song. The word, ‘mondegreen’ was coined in the 1950s. Writer, Sylvia Wright, described listening to her mother read old poems [...]
Definition: People reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century (there are other unrelated definitions too). But what is ‘young adulthood’? And is the ‘early 21st century’ earlier than 4am? I’m not the only one [...]
Definition: A person of wide knowledge or learning. The word comes from ‘polumathes’—a 17th-century Greek word that means ‘having learned much’. Polymaths are usually associated with the explosion of art, creativity and critical thinking that [...]
Definition: Orange lights at all four corners of a car intended to be used—by blinking the relevant side—to notify other drivers of your intention to turn or change lanes. Some people consider the use of these optional.
This is both a Word of the Day and a figure of speech. (Double word score?) Definition: Repeating a word (or phrase) for emphasis. (Usually 3 times.) For example, if you asked me what I [...]