Friday, March 16, 2007

Big words whose meanings I never know but liked to use

Here is a list of words whose meanings I never knew but liked using regardless:
  1. Bollocks: I thought it meant "Bullshit". Correct meaning: Testicles.
  2. Trenchant: I thought it meant "nasty". Correct meaning: Keen, sharp, caustic, penetrating etc.
  3. भद्रलोक(Bhardralok): I thought it meant "English-speaking Bengalis". Correct meaning: It's complicated - read the Wikipedia definition.
  4. Heinous: I thought it came from "like a hyena". Actually comes from the German word for hate.
This list is actually much longer. I just don't remember all those words right now. I'll keep updating it as I go along. Add yours too.


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