Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Superior Person's...Wednesday! (Oops)

We may be a day late (please forgive us!), but never fear - here is your Superior Person's word of the week!

Ozostomia n. Evil-smelling breath. Or so my source defines it. Not bad, you will note, not sour; but evil. How does breath smell evil? Is this the origin of the famous royal motto “Evil be to him who evil stinks”? Or have I got that wrong?

The Tasmanian Devil’s ozostomia is worse than his bite. 
Each Tuesday (or the occasional Wednesday), we’ll offer up a Superior Word for the edification of our Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter Bowler. You can purchase all or any of the four Superior Person’s Books of Words from the Godine website. Ozostomia appears in the Second.

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