Word Nerd: May
Scrolling through my collection of gathered words I noticed several had a shared commonality with books, writing, or reading:
pseudepigraphy: attribution of authorship to a writer who did not write it; false inscription–usually refers to religious writings, as in biblical texts; however, fiction writers such as Nicholas Meyer who states he is the editor of memoirs of John Watson (who recounts cases of Sherlock Holmes).
fictioneer: a writer of fiction; a writer of mediocre fiction–does not sound like a compliment.
bibliophage: an avid reader–yup, although I just say I’m a Book Booster
donnish: bookish; pedantic–again, does not sound complimentary
wordie: someone enthusiastic about words–not to be confused with someone who is “wordy” (a talker of extreme verbosity)
sic: so; thus; as written–[sic] which usually means the writer is saying “that’s what they said; it’s not my mistake.
bromide: a trite saying or an aid to produce sleepiness–if a saying is boring enough I supposed someone would fall asleep
What words strike your fancy from this month’s list?
Fictioneer has sort of a gung-ho feeling to it, like one should add a Hi-yah! each time they declare themselves to be one.
… as they ride off on a horse.
I kinda imagined a Buzz Lightyear figure: “Fictioneer and away!”
Yay, a new Word Nerd post! Except I would have sworn a pseudepigraphy was a spurious autobiography that claims to have been written by a pig.
Now, Mitch—don’t hog all the fun with these definitions.
I obviously haven’t. ;>)
Good-then others can pig up from where you left off.
bibliophage: an avid reader–wow!! I’m SOMETHING!!
Boo—It’s true, you really are something😉
Haha—it’s a good something to be a something.