Friday, October 27, 2006


In an anti-dumbing down effort, I humbly submit and admit words that I had to look up while I was reading. Probably won't be a daily post, but you get the spirit of it. Feel free to add your own words in the comments.

context: Believer Mag, September 06, "Interactive Propaganda", page 25
looked up in Webster's New World Third College Edition
pu is sant (pyoo' i sent, pwis' ent, pyoo is' ent) adj. [OFr, powerful] (Now Chiefly Literary) powerful, strong

My sentence: I don't go out with guys who wear puissant after-shave.

What is your sentence?


  1. Anonymous10:13 AM

    Hi Judy,

    Happens to me all the time! The phrase I looked up yesterday -
    "There weren't any touts."
    Context: Wild Horses by Dick Francis, page 118 -
    looked up in Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary:
    1. to solicit business, employment, votes, or the like, importunately.
    2. In Horse Racing; to act as a tout, a. to provide information on a horse running in a particular race, b. to spy on a horse in training.
    My sentence: I don't plan to tout for anybody in the next presidential race.

    signed: From A to Z