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I love the OED!

Interesting word of the Day:

oneirodynia n. Brit. /()nrdn/, U.S. /onarodni/ [< ONEIRO- + -ODYNIA, after post-classical Latin oneirodynia (1780 in the passage translated in quot. 1800); cf. French onéirodynie (1795)], disturbed sleep, including that in which nightmares and sleepwalking occur. oneiromantist n. [cf. ancient Greek ] = ONEIROMANCER n.

At work, I have been putting up a new word every day on the whiteboard outside my door. I presently work in a Statistics department, surrounded by Math-y types, who I thoguht would be most uninterested. However, at least 5-6 of the faculty, stop by every day to check out the word and a handful more stop by most days. Many of the faculty have commented that they love learning something new.

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gritkitty
Apr. 28th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC)
Good Night and Good Luck came in the mail yesterday. When would be a good night for you guys to come over? Saturday, Sunday?
galateadia
Apr. 28th, 2006 04:04 pm (UTC)
i used to do that here at my work. (i kind of miss doing it)
it didn't really go over so well, everyone here would more often make fun of the word, and then forget about it, than take it seriously.
but then again we are a manufacturing business that hires mostly locals, a majority of which only have highschool diplomas, if that. :|
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