Dave Taubler has been known to describe words as “delicious.” He keeps lists of interesting words he encounters. He also maintains a simmering lamentation about the slow, sad death of the word “irony” (it’s the one word the English language has to describe “a state of affairs… that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result”… we have enough words that mean “something that sucks”).
So when I discover a savory new word, I get excited. But even more exciting, I’ve found, is to discover a word that describes other words. It’s like biting into a rich, creamy, chocolatey tart and discovering an even richer, creamier, chocolatey-er filling inside.
So without further delay, I present 10 of the tastiest words about words that I’ve recently discovered.
Learning new words is always a treat. Learning new words about words? That’s like a double-helping of a treat.
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