Monday, February 16, 2009

I keep the Merriam-Webster Online Web site open almost all the time when I read or write. At a fancy-pants school like Columbia, I double my efforts to be sure that I am using a word accurately, and that I look up words I don't know to expand my vocabulary.

So today I went to the site to find something and this was at the top of the page, in the "Open Dictionary" section:

red bottomosity

State of humiliation

I am clearly not the only one who invents words and phrases.

1 comment:

Xeb said...

Wow. I'm dying to use this phrase now.

"Red Bottomosity"

What a beautiful piece of semantic phraseology you are! :D