[DWJ] "Orthogonal" (orthogonally to T-shirt slogans)
schwartzbergj at newberry.org
Mon Jun 7 11:32:14 EDT 2010
I've loved this thread too because I love learning new words.
Orthogonal and triblet are fun. I may not adopt either word but I do
like knowing them. I use a lot of uncommon words myself since I read so
much and use words from my reading that seem to be the perfect word for
what I'm discussing. Of course, that leads to mispronunciation and
confusion since I don't know how they might be pronounced... But I do
enjoy these words!
deborah.dwj at suberic.net wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Jun 2010, Minnow wrote:
>> I am starting to feel that peppering speech with technical terms from
>> specialities is not unakin to the way that people used to put French
>> words and phrases in to show how educated they were, and in written
>> work to put the wretched things into italics as well; a fad that I
>> hope is passing.
> The nature of language is that different people have different
> vocabularies, and that will always be the case.
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