Words, page 12


I like long and unusual words, and anybody who does not share my tastes is not compelled to read me. Policemen and politicians are under some obligation to make themselves comprehensible to the intellectually stunted, but not I. Let my prose be tenebrous and rebarbative; let my pennyworth of thought be muffled in gorgeous habilements; lovers of Basic English will look to me in vain.
Robertson Davies in “Marchbanks' Garland”.


After a year or two, many typographical errors and infelicities had been spotted. I took on the role of gathering and acting on these corrections, with the following goals.
The Haskell 98 Report by Simon Peyton Jones. Source A computer language manual.


Vampire. In Myth: Lithe, seductive, hypnotic creatures of the night who revel in bacchanalian pleasure seeking and live wild and erotic unlives. In Reality: Clumsy, fat, socially inept, sartorially blinded fck-ups that are so pathetic even the goths won't hang out with them anymore.
from a satirical website http://www.encyclopediadramatica.com/index.php/Main_Page
sartorially = Of or relating to a tailor, tailoring, or tailored clothing: sartorial elegance. (AHD)


If my character is flawed by a few minor faults, but is otherwise decent and moral, if you can point out only a few scattered blemishes on an otherwise immaculate surface, if no one can accuse me of greed, or of pruriance, or of profligacy, if I live a virtuous life, free of defilement (pardon, for a moment, my self-praise), and if I am to my friends a good friend, my father deserves all the credit… As it is now, he deserves from me unstinting gratitude and praise. I could never be ashamed of such a father, nor do I feel any need, as many people do, to apologize for being a freedman's son.
From the Roman poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus (BCE 65-68), translated and quoted from Horace


“All right, this is the way it's gonna work. We drop everybody off at their houses. Everybody's gonna sit tight until I go make sure everything's copathetic with Kile and Jasper.”

“The word is copasetic, Marty.”
dialogue from movie Mean Creek (2004).
copasetic = completely satisfactory.