Monday, March 06, 2006
Things we read today
Look at some of the things we found in a book, why don'tchya?
A "Blue Moon" is the second full moon in a calendar month (it is rarely blue, but can cause suffocation if administered improperly).
A bibliophile is a collector of rare books. A bibliopole is a seller of rare books. A bibliolobster is a sloppy seafood consumer.
A ghost writer pens an anonymous book. A dead writer tells no tales.
A magic potion or charm thought to arouse sexual love, especially toward a specific person, is known as a "philter." A store that sells philters is called a Philtermat.
A speleologist studies caves. A Spielbergogist studies Cate Capshaw.
"Aromatherapy" is a term to describe the practice of using essential oils taken from plants, flowers, roots, seeds, etc., in healing. "Aroomafortwo" is a secret meeting place in Italy for adulterers.
Ballistics is the science that deals with the motion of projectiles. Ballbusters is the science of breaking balls without using projectiles.