01 March 2007

A Lint Of An Explanation

Wordsmith alerts me today of a word so Canadian, you’d think we’d invented it:

omphaloskepsis (om-fuh-lo-SKEP-sis) noun

Contemplation of one’s navel. [From Greek omphalos (navel) + skepsis (act of looking, examination). Ultimately from the Indo-European root spek- (to observe) which is also the ancestor of suspect, spectrum, bishop (literally, overseer), despise, espionage, telescope, spectator, and spectacles.]
A little on the button, non? B)

Speaking of "on the button," every now and then it's amusing to note some of the search terms that have brought people to this blog. In the past, such terms have included "Whoopi Goldberg nude" and "Dr J's nose drops." Today's term of note: words that melt a woman's heart. Let's safely assume that poor chap's quest remains incomplete. After all, if I knew words that would melt a woman's heart, do you honestly think I'd share them?

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