Wordnik Word of the Day for January 16, 2015
The act of heavy snoring.
A heavy snoring sound.
The word 'stertor' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to snore'.
The Romans had a specific word for it, too, it seems.
Pertaining to black magic or necromancy.
Of or pertaining to goety; dark and evil in magic.
The word 'goetic' comes from a Greek word meaning 'sorcerer'.
Now ... what's the word for pertaining to BAD MAGIC?
This holiday season, give (or receive) the gift that keeps on giving:
A book that's been scribbled in.
Once Upon a Time Bookstore has books that have been signed by Mr. Bosch, er ... I mean, that have been scribbled in by that scoundrel the Impostor.
BE WARNED!!! Books that have writing in them are harder to sell and get rid of later. Especially since it's the Impostor that has written in them.
Nonetheless, you can acquire these books from the good people at Once Upon a Time Bookstore. They can even ship them to you. What joy!
Here is their address and phone number:
Once Upon a Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Avenue, Montrose, CA 91020
Pasadena Public Library - in the Donald R. Auditorium. 285 East Walnut Street, Pasadena CA
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13 - From 2 - 4pm
You've been warned. Make sure to get the word out to everyone who is near Pasadena, CA.
PHOTO BOOTH - complete with disguises!
The word 'zetetic' comes from a Greek word meaning "I seek".
Some people don't believe in the Midnight Sun: zetetics. But to them we say ... be on the lookout for white gloved wearing alchemists. You might not believe in them, and that's actually the way they like it.
A secret or interested accuser; an evil-disposed informer; a spy. Also spelled delater.
The word 'delator' comes from a Latin word meaning "informer".
A SPY! AN INFORMER! A DELATOR!
What a curious word for devious types.
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This word is delicious! Well ... sometimes. Some edible things are bad but lettuce not forget carrots, cheese, and yes, Mr. Bosch ... Dark Chocolate.
In pathology, a loss of the sense of smell.
The loss of smell is called anosmia, and Davidson said that people might not appreciate how significant it can be.
Serena Gordon, 'Homeopathic Nasal Zinc Linked to Loss of Smell,' U.S. News & World Report, July 20, 2010
'Anosmia' comes from the Greek 'an-,' without, plus 'osme,' odor.
A loss of the sense of smell can be a good thing in some cases (and we won't mention why - EW)
but it can also be bad. A lot of taste comes from our sense of smell. That's one reason why foods taste so blah when you have a stuffed up nose.
gtweekly.com's Wendy Mayer-Lochtefeld writes this about an Impostor event that took place in Santa Cruz just a little while ago:
Finally, who is Pseudonymous Bosch? ... From what we can tell, he’s the bestselling author of the Secret series, a lover of dark chocolate and stinky cheese, and a very bad magician. He says that his new series, Bad Magic, is his way of getting to be, by proxy, the magician he was never able to be, but his book tells a different story. Clay hates magic, and yet, when he finds himself transported to a camp for troubled kids on a volcanic island, magic may be his only way out. Will Pseudonymous Bosch ever tell us his real name? Possibly. Will he keep writing great books for middle-school readers? Absolutely. “At that age you’re still open to having your notions of the world and universe turned upside down, and to see the magical possibilities.” Well put, but readers coming to the event remain curious. Will there be magic? Should they bring chocolate? Would that be cheesy? It remains a mystery.
If anyone has any reports of this or any other Impostor sighting, we'd like to know. Please help us track this scoundrel's movements.
TODAY!!! SATURDAY!!! IMPOSTOR ALERT!!!
You've been warned, gang.
The Impostor has announced he will be spotted in Santa Monica, CA TODAY. Here are the details:
SATURDAY OCTOBER 4, 2014 - SANTA MONICA, CA - SANTA MONICA PUBLIC LIBRARY
601 SANTA MONICA BLVD, SANTA MONICA, CA 90401 - 310-458-8600
Click here to go to registration:
IMPOSTOR ALERT LEVEL - HIGH!
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 28 - 3:00PM
at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
The Impostor is showing his face in San Francisco on Sunday September 28.
3PM! You've been warned.
This is a ticketed event - so get your tickets if you want to help foil the Impostor. Click on the image above to go to their page.
There is still time to get the word out and WARN AUSTIN TEXAS!
The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
The site sits on a landform called malpais, a young, rugged volcanic landscape 'that looks like gravel dumped into a big pile,' he said.
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'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'
Lava you say? If lava is your thing, check out Earth Ranch, a camp for struggling youth. It's dripping with the stuff! Click below to watch their information video on a camp that might be right FOR YOU.
You're on warning!
Impostor activity believed to be happening tonight.
BARNES & NOBLE
MANHATTAN GATEWAY SHOPPING CENTER, 1800 ROSECRANS AVE BLDG B
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA 90266 310-725-7025
Agent AP sends us this alarming note:
Hello. How are you doing this fine day? I happen to be doing quite well. (Skip to the next paragraph to here the good stuff) It is very hot here...
I dangerously decided that yes, I will be reading the BAD MAGIC series. This info is top secret. First of let me attend to me choice of sweets...
Alright, I am back. You have chocolate, and I have my cherry popsicles. Anyway, dangerously I have decided to venture on in you writing and I have asked my mother if I could be somewhere with books on September 16th. Oversize sunglasses? I have my fair share of those.
Thanks for the heads up Agent AP. Not sure where you're headed on the 16th, but there will be a top secret party happening here. (Do not click!)
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