01 January 2008


Nice to learn new words.. so if you find me using these words.. sure sure.. crack pjs.. say... "Ah! Sam's learnt a big word." Ok!!! But..wait these are some interesting words. Epigone - An inferior imitator of some distinguished writer or artist or musician. Eponym - a word derived from the name of a person Hegira - a journey or flight. Often referring to the forced journey of Mohammed from Mecca to Medina in 622 A.D. Hyoid - bone at the base of the tongue. It is a U-shaped bone at the base of the tongue that supports the tongue muscles. Solecism - A violation of the rules of grammar or etiquette. The word solecism is derived from the Greek soloikos, meaning "speaking incorrectly". Interestingly, the literal meaning of "soloikos" is "an inhabitant of Soloi", which was a city in ancient Cilicia where a dialect regarded as substandard was spoken. Solipsism - The philosophical theory that the self is all that you know to exist. While no great philosopher has been a solipsist, it can be said that the 17th-century French philosopher and mathematician Rene Descartes ("I think, therefore I am") created the backdrop against which solipsism subsequently developed. Ah... I am a true solipsist! Discoveries are piling in cyberspace, and this space understands more than many minds. But certain specific minds understand me too well. Some other words I already know, but are really worth sharing...words about words... Paronomasia - the use of words that sound similar to other words, but have different meanings. Antanaclasis - a pun in which a word is repeated with a different meaning each time Ambigram - word or words that look the same when turned upside-down And well some interesting fact... The word "magazine" comes from the Arabic word "makhazin," meaning "storehouse." And brilliant portal... The English Alphabet And words are ultimately made up Sniglets Signs off...

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