words

word of the day:
struthious
(stroo’ the-es)
adj. Of, or relating to, or resembling an ostrich or a related bird.

From the American Heritage Dictionary, third edition.

On a related note, did you know the words ‘anorexic’ and ‘dyslexic’ are meant primarily to be used as nouns? You’re not supposed to say ‘she is anorexic’ or ‘he is dyslexic’; you should say ‘she is an anorexic’ or ‘he is a dyslexic.’ If you want to use adjective forms, you have to say ‘she is anorectic’ or ‘he is dyslectic.’ The words ‘anorexic’ and ‘dyslexic’ may only be used as adjectives when describing something of or related to anorexia or dyslexia, respectively. So you could say a doctor is an anorexic specialist, to would mean that she specializes in treating anorexics, not that she herself is anorectic.

If that didn’t make any sense to you, oh well–if you use the words incorrectly, no one will know!

[This post was imported on 4/10/14 from my old blog at satsumabug.livejournal.com.]

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