The obscure word of the week is mytacism

This week’s obscure English word is mytacism. It’s a term referring to speech, specifically over-use of the sound ‘m’. Originally it was applied in the ancient world, but today it’s probably useful when people make irritating ‘mmmmmmm’ noises while eating. Your challenge: write a sentence or two in the comments using this word. Copyright © … More The obscure word of the week is mytacism

The obscure word of the week is persiflage

This week’s obscure English word is persiflage. It means engaging in witty banter. You know (just to channel Monty Python for a moment): “I say, Wrigglesworth, bally Jerry just gave the Pongoes a bit of old stick, what”. “What was that, Algy?” “Bally Jerry just popped one on the Pongoes.” “I’m sorry, old chap, I’m … More The obscure word of the week is persiflage

The obscure word of the week is steatopygous

This week’s obscure English word is steatopygous. It means having a large bottom. I’m not sure what use such a word actually has, but I guess if anybody feels they MUST describe their own backside dimensions at all, ‘steatopygous’ sounds much more sophisticated than possible alternatives. Probably. Your challenge: write a sentence or two in … More The obscure word of the week is steatopygous