December 6th, 2013

Ob-la-di ob-la-da

by Karen Jeynes

If you know me at all it’s probably obvious I’m a little obsessed with words.  That’s from “ob”, meaning against, and “sedere”, to sit, implying that I’m so excited and enthralled by words I can’t sit still. Happily though I am perfectly capable of being a wordnerd whilst sitting – and even, on occasion, lying down.

The nice thing about being obsessed with words rather than, say, One Direction, is that I have an endless supply of objects of affection, and I can remain oblivious to rumours about who Harry is dating now (He is one isn’t he?). Words don’t complain that I’m objectifying them if I pin posters of them to my wall. Even the most obscure has a place in my affections.

November 10th, 2012

obedible

Docile, capable of obedience.

July 19th, 2016

obedible

Docile, capable of obedience.

July 10th, 2012

obelize

To condemn as corrupt or doubtful.

March 27th, 2016

obelize

To condemn as corrupt or doubtful.

August 27th, 2012

obganiate

To annoy someone by constantly repeating yourself

May 10th, 2016

obganiate

To annoy someone by constantly repeating yourself.

June 2nd, 2014

oblivescence

A state of forgetfulness.

February 7th, 2015

obmutescent

Speechless: persistently silent.

November 11th, 2012

obnubilate

To cloud, to obscure.