Word Nerds: There’s a Word for That?
the series of small, jerky movements of the eyes when changing focus from one point to another.
sciamachy: an act or instance of fighting a shadow or an imaginary enemy.
eggcorn: a word or phrase that is a seemingly logical alteration of another word or phrase that sounds similar and has been misheard or misinterpreted.
Does someone pass muster or mustard during an inspection?
ambisinsister: clumsy or unskillful with both hands
flump: to suddenly flop down
diegetic: happening within or being the created world of a story.
borborygmi:rumbling or gurgling sounds caused by the movement of gas in the intestines.
lucubrate: to work, write, or study laboriously, especially at night.
Once I retire I look forward to not having to lucrubate lesson plans or needing to grade essays which often contributes to my stress-induced borborygmi.
My old boss couldn’t ‘phantom’ how things like that worked. (drove me NUTS when he said it)
I first read “ambisinsister” as “ambisinister.” I think my misreading should be a word, to0, LOL. And I would hope that if someone passed mustard during an inspection, they would clean up after themselves.
Also…You’ve just reminded me of when someone says “short shift” vs. “short shrift.” Does make my eye twitch.
Haha. I like your misword slips. Gotta watch the mustard during muster.
As a retiree, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to flump on a La-Z-Boy. I’m envious.
I’m lazily flumping these days in my hammock reading books instead of writing them.
You better get cracking, then!