Fearing cacodemonomania from jettatura, the acersecomic leptosome set off a biblioclasm of his scripturient neogenesis on ktenology, unwittingly bringing about hamartia.
July 25, 2012 4:32 AM   Subscribe

The Project Twins have created bold illustrative posters of unusual words from A to Z. (via)
posted by divabat (19 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

 
I knew a few of these, which made me unreasonably happy. But not "ultracrepidarian". I am so using that one at the first opportunity.
posted by Decani at 4:41 AM on July 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


From "Ne sutor ultra crepidam", presumably - 'the cobbler doesn't go beyond shoes' more or less.

Is 'welter' an unusual word?

Nice stuff.
posted by Segundus at 4:54 AM on July 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


Great drawings! But I would agree that welter isn't an unusual word. Or at least, it's the only one I knew.
posted by Jehan at 5:01 AM on July 25, 2012


I clicked expecting yet another bunch of hipster "I have a copy of Illustrator" minimalist posters. What I found was delightful, very well-done and thoughtful. Great find!
posted by Thorzdad at 5:01 AM on July 25, 2012 [3 favorites]


Very cool. But I wish there were phonetic spellings so I don't have to guess on pronunciation.
posted by zardoz at 5:23 AM on July 25, 2012


doh! I spelt "noegenesis" wrong on the post title...
posted by divabat at 5:26 AM on July 25, 2012


Gorgonize is such a beautiful word.

Fanfaronade is actually pretty common in Spanish (fanfarronear, fanfarrón). Who would have thought English had it, also.
posted by Tarumba at 5:50 AM on July 25, 2012


Quockerwodger
A rare nineteenth-century word for a wooden toy which briefly became a political insult.


What better time than now to revive this one!
posted by TedW at 6:14 AM on July 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


But not "ultracrepidarian". I am so using that one at the first opportunity.

You should ask for it to be added as a flag for AskMe
posted by TedW at 6:16 AM on July 25, 2012 [3 favorites]


Metafilter: scripturient welter
posted by gruchall at 6:24 AM on July 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


I clicked expecting yet another bunch of hipster "I have a copy of Illustrator" minimalist posters.

Well, that's the next thread up. Except with Photoshop.
posted by Mezentian at 6:39 AM on July 25, 2012


Those were beautiful. And such wonderful words.

I have whole weeks where I'm a bit yonderly; now I know what to call it.
posted by MrVisible at 7:02 AM on July 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


These make great iPhone wallpapers. And they're gorgeous.
posted by Fizz at 7:12 AM on July 25, 2012


I love these. I want them all framed and hung in my house. Especially Ostentiferous.
posted by MsVader at 8:48 AM on July 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Beautiful.
posted by yoink at 8:59 AM on July 25, 2012


Band name, Jettatura, called it!

...aww dang.
posted by FatherDagon at 9:04 AM on July 25, 2012


I love these! Thanks for posting.
posted by bluefly at 9:26 AM on July 25, 2012


I knew Zugzwang from chess.
posted by Renoroc at 11:14 AM on July 25, 2012


Very nice. I ran across enantiodromia for the first time last week, in John Perry Barlow’s introduction to a business book about the Grateful Dead. Hamartia, neogenesis, welter, and zugzwang are quite familiar, too, but now acersecomic, ktenology, quockerwodger, and ultracrepidarian have become my new favorites.
posted by LeLiLo at 4:15 PM on July 26, 2012


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