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Wealth, Illth, and Net Welfare « Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy
"The fact that we have to stretch English usage to find words like illth and bads with which to name the negative consequences of production that should be subtracted from the positive consequences, is indicative of our having ignored the realities for which these words are the necessary names."
economics  ecology  words  etymology  handwringingLeftyGuardianistasFTW 
8 weeks ago by gominokouhai
Wordlady: National Glamour Day
TIL: "grammar" and "glamour" (in both senses) are cognate. I feel much more stylish now. And it's all Walter Scott's fault.
words  etymology  grammar  scotland 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
World Wide Words: Mooreeffoc
"the queerness of things that have become trite, when they are seen suddenly from a new angle".
words  language  zeitgeisty 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
sonder: n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own...
writing  words  language 
december 2015 by gominokouhai
15 Colorful Entries From Mrs. Byrne's Dictionary of Unusual, Obscure, and Preposterous Words
Note in partick'lar item #15. Internet is just now catching up with my status as thirteen-year-old fount of all trivia on the school bus.
words  writing 
january 2013 by gominokouhai

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