I love words. Which means I am a logophile. Have used this as my defense every time I get a message from WWF player calling bs on my submission. Bam! I love words. Sue me.
It could be much worse. Sharing ….
alektorophilia – obsession with roosters or chickens
gynotikolobomassophile – nibbler of women’s earlobes
harpaxophilia – affinity for getting robbed
apodysophilia – “feverish desire to undress”
An apodysophiliac might want to meet a clinophiliac because the clino has a passion for beds. Ok, no more matchmaking.
labeorphily – student and collector of beer bottle labels
pogonophile – beard lover
spermophile – “member of family of seed-loving rodents”; this one is weird. I know a lot of rodents, but they are human and drive cars. Must ask if they eat seeds.
If you are a logophile, there’s a great new iPhone app, Wordy, The Logophile’s Primer. The word for today is ““grindhouse“. I thought it was maybe a mill for grits but no …. a grindhouse is a “low-budget film theater that shows primarily exploitation films”. Nevermind.
Now I’m bored. The word for that is “flighty“.
*Don’t take your kids to a grindhouse to see Mary Poppins. Not gonna happen.