Thursday, August 23, 2007

Today's English

Asperity: 1. Roughness or harshness, as of surface, sound, or climate: the asperity of northern winters. 2.. Severity; rigor


gregvw said...

Good word. I've been having fun English words bouncing around my head on account of reading more Wodehouse lately. I'm particularly fond of opprobrium, bonhomous, and habiliments. Also, how can one not love expressions like "gone off her onion" or "to dash the cup of joy from your lips."

Rufus said...

Hiromi mentioned 'postprandial' here a while back and got me hooked on that one.