HOW IT WORKS
Subscriber since: August 2012
Location: Cambridge, MA
Professor at MIT, Nobel prize in physics 2004. Aspiring author.
My Word Lists
1. "Defenestration" rolls off the tongue in five ripe syllables. 2. It's amazing and hilarious that such a specific, unlikely action has its own word. 3. It makes me think of Prague, and then of the movie Amadeus, and then of Mozart.
Other subscribers who love this word:
"Reason is, and ought to be, the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any office than to serve and obey them."
- David Hume
Ammon Shea's Anti-Peeving Manifesto is Bad News for Bullies
June 27, 2014
The End of The Affair: Last Lines of Novels and What They Tell Us
June 18, 2014
Weird Al's "Word Crimes" Takes on Language Peeves
July 16, 2014
One Man's Trash is Another Man's Service Item
July 7, 2014
In Praise of Ambiguity
July 23, 2014
The Case Against Adverbs
July 18, 2014
Become an Affiliate
Copyright ©1998-2014 Thinkmap, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Already a Subscriber?