other-wordly:

pronunciation | ‘red-a-“man-sE

other-wordly:

pronunciation | ‘red-a-“man-sE

victoriousvocabulary:

GRAMMATOLATRY
[noun]
1. the worship of letters or words.
2. a devotion to the letter, as in law or Scripture; literalism.
Etymology: Greek grammato- (used to form terms connected with writing, letters, learning) + -latry (service, worship).
[Dimitry SkoLzki]

victoriousvocabulary:

GRAMMATOLATRY

[noun]

1. the worship of letters or words.

2. a devotion to the letter, as in law or Scripture; literalism.

Etymology: Greek grammato- (used to form terms connected with writing, letters, learning) + -latry (service, worship).

[Dimitry SkoLzki]

Ad for Gandhi Bookstores’ two-for-one sale (by Ogilvy & Mather).

(Source: adsoftheworld.com)

"All our work, our whole life is a matter of semantics, because words are the tools with which we work, the material out of which laws are made, out of which the Constitution was written. Everything depends on our understanding of them."
Felix Frankfurter (via victoriousvocabulary)
victoriousvocabulary:

MOGIGRAPHIA
[noun]
1. also known as cheirospasm, chirospasm and graphospasm – writer’s cramp; hand cramps.
2. having creative difficulty in writing.
Etymology: From Greek mogis (with difficulty) + graph (writing).
[25kartinok]

victoriousvocabulary:

MOGIGRAPHIA

[noun]

1. also known as cheirospasm, chirospasm and graphospasm – writer’s cramp; hand cramps.

2. having creative difficulty in writing.

Etymology: From Greek mogis (with difficulty) + graph (writing).

[25kartinok]

theamericankid:

The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog.

theamericankid:

The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog.

coeurduloup:

My favourite of @yaboychomsky ‘s tweets

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eatsleepdraw:

BlumenstraussSketch for an assignment for school where we need to pick a word and change its meaning. The original meaning of “Blumenstrauss” is bouquet, but if you literally translate it, “Blume” means flower and “Strauss” means ostrich, so here you go - a flower-ostrich!By Fabienne L.

eatsleepdraw:

Blumenstrauss
Sketch for an assignment for school where we need to pick a word and change its meaning. The original meaning of “Blumenstrauss” is bouquet, but if you literally translate it, “Blume” means flower and “Strauss” means ostrich, so here you go - a flower-ostrich!

By Fabienne L.

victoriousvocabulary:

MACROLOGY
[noun]
1. long and tedious talk without much substance; superfluity of words.
2. excessive wordiness.
[Victor Calahan]

victoriousvocabulary:

MACROLOGY

[noun]

1. long and tedious talk without much substance; superfluity of words.

2. excessive wordiness.

[Victor Calahan]

raptorific:

I’M SO ANGRY

SOME 16TH CENTURY ASSHOLE WROTE “GOD B W YE” IN A LETTER AS AN ABBREVIATION FOR “GOD BE WITH YE”

AND IT APPEARED AS “GODBWYE”

WHICH WAS THEN READ AS “GOODBYE”

AND THAT’S WHY WE SAY “GOODBYE”

BECAUSE OF 16TH CENTURY CHAT SPEAK

otiggerifico:

It’s hard to explain puns to kleptomaniacs because they always take things literally.

The My First Book Project

This amazing literacy program took unused stock photo books from ad agencies and turned them into basic books to teach children how to read. Very cool idea!

victoriousvocabulary:

BARAGOUIN
[noun]
outlandish unintelligible speech; any jargon or unintelligible language.
[Jess Schultz]

victoriousvocabulary:

BARAGOUIN

[noun]

outlandish unintelligible speech; any jargon or unintelligible language.

[Jess Schultz]

(Source: eatsleepdraw)