Thursday, June 01, 2006

My Favorite New Word

Recrementitious. An adjective meaning "of, relating to, consisting of, or of the nature of superfluous matter separated from that which is useful."

Can you use it in a sentence?

"I mean really, don't Depeche Mode seem completely recrementitious at this point?"

Culled from the live network finals of the National Spelling Bee, which is a completely wild thing on its own. The response to pressure of these 14-year olds is heartening. With the country watching on live network television, they just step up to the mike and do the job at hand: spell the most obscure and non-intuitively spelled words. Their voices shake a bit sometimes, but mostly they seem up to the task, even if they miss the word.

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