Tag Archives: words for words’ sake
Friends and family love to send me lists of untranslatable words that are currently making the rounds on the internet. Which is great, although it does lead to quite a bit of overlap – if you’ve read more than one list of untranslatable words you’ll know what I mean. As the header image for this post shows, […]
This week’s episode of Epeolatry Sunday is dedicated to one of my favourite categories of words: the onomatopoeia.
Well, my revival has survived into its second week. This Sunday’s word is one that I only recently learned, despite spending large chunks of my youth in used bookstores precisely because of it. Well, it and the cheap books.
Back when I first started this thing I used to indulge in a weekly bit of word-love, because I’d only just learned the word “epeolatry” (ie. the worship of words – Wikipedia tells me it’s Greek in origin). It’s been many a moon since I’ve done an Epeolatry Sunday but, while procrastinating today, I came across […]
And that means it’s time for a little word-lovin’. I’ve been trying (as some of you may have noticed) to make a weekly ritual out of this but, due to various real life issues, haven’t quite managed it. I’m sure no one’s suffered any fatal side effects because of this but, if you have, I’m […]
I missed last week’s, unfortunately! Here’s one of my favourites to make up for it. Raucous: adj. something loud, harsh, grating, and/or obnoxiously boisterous. Generally used for voices or other noises. Personally, when I think of raucous I think of crows cawing and find it more-or-less onomatopoeic.
I recently read something about epeolatry (the worship of words) and thought it wouldn’t be a bad idea to offer up some under-appreciated words in prayer from time to time. So here’s one I only recently learned, which may or may not actually be considered an English word. But let’s not hold that against it. […]