1 August 2006

Two new words

Here are two words that I had heard but didn't know the meaning of, till I looked 'em up on dictionary.com. Love new words. I previously thought the second one meant kind of cranky and disaffected*. But then I also used to think Pakistan was to the north east of India.

Priapic:
  1. Of, relating to, or resembling a phallus; phallic.
  2. Relating to or overly concerned with masculinity.
Peripatetic:
  1. Walking about or from place to place; traveling on foot, itinerant
  2. Of or relating to the philosophy or teaching methods of Aristotle, who conducted discussions while walking about in the Lyceum of ancient Athens.
*as in..what is my peripatetic boyfriend up to today? Works with the real meaning as well though. (Hi baby, keep up the good work..)

1 comment:

Bizarro said...

Well, truth be told, Bangladesh, which is to the north-east of India was originally called East Pakistan after it got independence from the evil® British Empire, so you were kinda right.
But there's still no excuse for not knowing where Belgium was...