Friday, April 20, 2007

Today's English

Jingoism: Extreme nationalism characterized especially by a belligerent foreign policy; chauvinistic patriotism.

''We don't want to fight,
But, by jingo if we do,
We've got the ships,
We've got the troops,
We've got the money too.''
-Popular Ottoman song, circa 1870s, origin of the word 'jingoism'.

4 comments:

Somaieh said...

may i make a suggestion: "atramentous"? discovered it tonight!

Rufus said...

Hi ya somaieh! Sure thing, I'll add that to the list. And how are you doing these days?

gregvw said...

Also a word that appears in over 60% of all Chomsky essays.

Rufus said...

Well, that would make sense then.