Logophilia

Random assortment of words I like.

 

autoschediastic (n & adj) – Something done on the spur of the moment or without preparation; an extemporized piece of work.

handsel (n) English  A gift, often a small sum of money, given to ensure good luck at the beginning of a new year, on starting a new job, wearing new clothes, etc.

rarissima (n) – English – Extremely rare books, manuscripts, or prints.

resferber (n) – Swedish – The restless race of a traveller’s heart before the journey begins, when anxiety and anticipation are mixed together.

utepils (n) – Norwegian – A beer you drink outside.

verschlimmbessern (v) – German – To make something worse when trying to improve it.

 

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Miscellaneous quotes:
The trouble with life isn’t that there are no answers, its that there are so many answers. – Ruth Benedict

We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers. – Carl Sagan

It still holds true that a man is most uniquely human when he turns obstacles into opportunities. – Eric Hoffer