Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Word for the Day


I ran across an interesting article the other day (as I often do): 23 Names of Emotions You Feel, but Can’t Explain, which led me to the Word of the Day for today:

Anecdoche

It's defined in the article by James Sama as, "A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening."

It's a great word for this raucous and uninspiring election season. And I would add a new word of my own to describe an individual carrying on such a useless conversation:

Anecdouche

There are, after all, a vast number of them nowadays, and they deserve their own word.

Have a good day. Don't get caught up in an anecdoche with an anecdouche, and you'll be happier and better adjusted.

More thoughts tomorrow.

Bilbo

6 comments:

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Yes! They're just nattering on, and no real attempts to have a serious national debate is going on.

Anecdouche says it very well. You too; have a nice day which I suspected started already for you!

John Hill said...

Words to remember!

Anemone said...

They can be as anecdouchy as they want!

Linda Kay said...

I keep thinking "this too shall pass"!

allenwoodhaven said...

What a great word! Glad to learn it but wish it wasn't needed....

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Definitely that word's time has arrived.