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International House of Logorrhea, at The Phrontistry, a free online dictionary of weird and unusual words to help enhance your vocabulary. Generous language resources, 2 and 3 letter Scrabble words l The Compass DeRose Guide to Emotion Words l all kinds of glossaries for color terms, wisdom, love and attraction, scientific instruments, manias and obsessions, feeding and eating, carriages and chariots, dance styles and all kinds of fun word stuff. posted by nickyskye (12 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
zabaglione -- frothy custard

Alternately, the answer to this question.
posted by netbros at 9:41 PM on January 11, 2009

omg I adore zabaglione. mmm. More than froth, an ambrosia. As a longtime galactophagist it features large in, what I think languagehat considers, my habromania.
posted by nickyskye at 10:05 PM on January 11, 2009

There's a list of dance styles, and no krumping? Even that venerable catalog of all things dance, So You Think You Can Dance, had krumpin'.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:06 PM on January 11, 2009

Krumpin? Piffle. There's a Brit version of that. Crumpet.
posted by nickyskye at 10:18 PM on January 11, 2009

What elitist claptrap... why would you ever use these except to telegraph your erudition?
posted by phrontist at 11:18 PM on January 11, 2009 [2 favorites]

"Elitist" and "erudition" just mean high-fallutin' and larnin'. Stop showing off, egghead!

(And we have telephones now, for your information.)
posted by pracowity at 11:56 PM on January 11, 2009 [1 favorite]

phrontist, I take it that your walls are white, your carpet is brown, and your spice rack is empty.
posted by theroadahead at 1:39 AM on January 12, 2009 [1 favorite]

I ♥ this post
posted by dawson at 3:37 AM on January 12, 2009 [2 favorites]

Holy crapoly! In so few time, this post has learneded me so much!

Logorrhea is "diarrhea of the mouth!" Now I can say that without sounding uncouth: "Sorry, got a bad case of logorrhea this morn'." I may very well be a clinophiliac, maybe even a gynotikolobomassophile (but NOT on the bus). Plus: I won at "stump the YouTubes!" (Zoppetto is supposed to be a dance, not a bird!) Thanks, nicky!
posted by not_on_display at 5:12 AM on January 12, 2009 [1 favorite]

not_on_display, you reclining nibbler you!
posted by nickyskye at 5:25 AM on January 12, 2009

I've been obsessively playing Scrabble on my iPhone since loading it a few weeks ago so the two and three letter word lists are quite handy.
posted by shoesietart at 7:27 AM on January 12, 2009

And we have telephones now, for your information.


maryingallsomania: pathological compulsion to scream inanities
posted by Sys Rq at 10:06 AM on January 12, 2009 [1 favorite]

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