i was looking at dictionary.com and saw that a few words are likely going to be taken out of some dictionaries. and they’re great! they sound funny and fantastic and not-boring like a lot of words they are keeping in the dictionaries.
brabble - to argue stubbornly about something of little importance.
don’t you just want to say it over and over? you brabble. they brabble. he brabbles. she brabbles. we brabbled. i’m going to start using it in conversation.
frigorific - causing or producing cold.
that totally doesn’t sound like a word. but it is. which is what makes it so great. “that freezer is frigorific” sounds way better than “that freezer makes things cold”.
seriously, though. those are only a few. they should stay in dictionaries. because what would we do without words like brabble and frigorific?
Danielle:It is still weird to me to think of a temperature scale in which "fifty" comes with the assumption that you're NOT on fire
me:It's actually a fairly reasonable scale, where 0 degrees farghenherght is "FUCKING COLD"
me:And 100 degrees farghenherght is "FUCKING HOT"
me:A metric scale based on the boiling and freezing points of water?
Danielle:"According to an article Fahrenheit wrote in 1724, he based his scale on two reference points of temperature. The zero point is determined by placing the thermometer in brine: he used a mixture of ice, water, and ammonium chloride, a salt. This is a frigorific mixture which automatically stabilizes its temperature at 0 °F. (A mixture of ice and water also stabilizes, either freezing or melting at 32 °F though Fahrenheit did not use this point in defining his temperature scale). The second point, 100 degrees, was the level of the liquid in the thermometer when held in the mouth or under the armpit of his wife"
Danielle:What the ACTUAL SHIT is that
me:That is actual science
me:Also his wife was probably dying
me:Because that is way too high for a running body temperature
me:Who cares what temperature water boils at, how hot is your wife