n. Browsing products and engaging with brands without the intention of purchasing anything.
[faux + consumerism]
Pretendians & Tildren are the two words I learnt today.
Today’s word: contumacious
Passementerie worked in white linen thread is the origin of bobbin lace, and passement is an early French word for lace. Continue reading
avuncular. there I said it. so what.
If you misspell temperaments, you are probably also saying it wrong.
Can’t wait for someone to call me a “wretched harridan”… don’t think I’m actually old enough to be called that just yet, but have something to aspire to!
“hence,” “thence,” and “whence.”
n. A culture in which many people write about or display — and other people to take pleasure in reading or watching — the minutiae of their daily lives.
n. A person who uses websites or other technologies to meticulously track various aspects of his or her body, mental state, and activities.
For feminists examining muliebrity (the condition of being a woman), or soothsayers putting out their latest vaticination (prophecy), the available lexicon may soon get slimmer. The lexicographers behind Britain’s Collins English Dictionary have decided to exuviate (shed) rarely used and archaic words as part of an abstergent (cleansing) process to make room for up to 2,000 new entries. “We want the dictionary to be a reflection of English as it is currently spoken,” says Ian Brookes, managing editor of Collins, “rather than a fossilized version of the language.”
is turning into the kinda geek who will end up on a documentary of people addicted to Scrabulous.
That is all.