The obscure word of the week is kugelblitz

This week’s obscure English word is kugelblitz. It’s another word English has outright stolen – it’s the German term for ‘ball lightning’. However, in its appropriated English sense it’s got a different meaning. It’s a physics term referring to a concentration of energy so apocalyptically huge that it distorts the space-time continuum around on itself, … More The obscure word of the week is kugelblitz

The obscure word of the week is saponify

This week’s obscure English word is saponify. It means to turn something into soap. I suspect this works only with certain ingredients and would fail miserably if you tried to saponify granite, liquid helium or rodents, among other things. Your challenge: make up a sentence using this word, in the comments. Copyright © Matthew Wright … More The obscure word of the week is saponify