"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." ~Toni Morrison

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

WOTW: Sophistry

Sophistry:  noun, the use of fallacious arguments, especially with the intention of deceiving

Found in The Broken Teaglass by Emily Arsenault:
"What kind of fucked-up priorities do people have that you'd tell a little old man just trying to honor his dead wife that he can't put what he wants on her tombstone?  Over some little bit of sophistry, no less?" 

Monday, June 9, 2014

WOTW: Carceral

Carceral:  adjective, of or pertaining to prison

Found in The Broken Teaglass by Emily Arsenault:
"Why does the word 'carceral' not appear in the standard Samuelson dictionary?"

Monday, June 2, 2014

WOTW: Nebbish

Nebbish:  noun, a person, especially a man, who is regarded as pitifully ineffectual, timid, or submissive

Found in The Broken Teaglass by Emily Arsenault:
"Every day I'd make a nebbish of myself, going down to that pointy, constipated cafeteria woman, and asking, Oliver Twistlike, "May I have some hot water please?""