The trouble with everything

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Logophilia: the love that
can’t stop speaking its name



PROLIXITOUS LOCUTIONS FOR PERUSAL BY LEXICOGRAPHICAL IMPLEMENTERS WHOSE PHRASEOLOGICAL PROCLIVITIES INDICATE SESQUIPEDALIAN SENSIBILITIES:

  1. Members of the family rosaceae would be cognate odoriferously, notwithstanding their designation by alternative appellations or sobriquets.
  2. The erection of bona fide boundaries (of lignaceous or petraceous composition) are essential to the maintenance of orderly vicinage.
  3. A surfeit suffices.
  4. Verity is oft disclosed in oeniphic potations.
  5. The application of effective impetus is best achieved when the implement designed for eradicating protuberous habiliment has been allotropically enhanced in a calorimetric fashion. (Is there an element of paranomasia here?)

A QUINTET OF VOCABLES FOR FURTHER STUDY,
THAT THEY MAY BE DELINEATED IN UNAMPHIBOLOGOUS TERMS.
  • Zoetrope
  • Aperient
  • Pavonine
  • Irrecusable
  • Pluviometrical

Where might you find a pair of thole-pins? What has Archimedes to do with them?

Finally: I don’t know about the tune, but the words are royalty free:

Felicitations on your nascence.
Felicitations on your nascence.
Felicitations on your nascence dear Insert Anyname
Felicitation on your nascence.


PS: If you're really a logophile, you likely have a copy of Poplollies and Bellibones, a Celebration of Lost Words, by Susan Kelz Sperling.


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