It’s time for an obscure word doodle! Who knew there was a word that means “people who never laugh”? I did not. Maybe that’s because I’ve never actually met anyone who doesn’t laugh. I think that’s a good thing. Curious how to say it? So was I. If you happen to know any agelasts, I’d…

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My friend, Christie, shared with me today’s obscure word from the Facebook wall of Elizabeth Gilbert. The word is sitzfleisch, and I don’t know if it’s obscure so much as German, but I’d never heard it before, and I love it (and that might just be the unofficial criteria for making it into the Obscure…

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These days, my favorite work keeps landing at the intersection of doodles and words. Not that this post was work. This was just plain fun. I love this word that I didn’t know existed until a couple of days ago when I stumbled upon it while reading. (Coincidentally, it rained that day and the petrichor…

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As promised, I’m launching a new regular feature on the blog: Obscure Word Doodles! Last month, I started asking for word suggestions and, as usual, you came through. I have about 25 weird and wonderful words that I have no idea what to do with. Actually 24 now, since here’s the first one, a word…

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