A Somber Retraction

The previous post perhaps was a little unfair, and I’d like to amend a few things. The words on activeware dot com themselves are not meaningless, and in fact are bloated and sluggish with meaning. The sentences they make are what make no sense. They don’t even make sentences, that’s what I’m saying: “undecompounded had posthyoid might psychopathological, heightener!” has no verb, no subject, no – IT JUST DOESN’T MEAN ANYTHING. But here are a few shining selections of individual words which might tickle some bone or another of yours.

Coriandrol – A fragrant compound, (CH3)2C:CH(CH2)2CCH3OHCH:CH2, which is found in essential oils. Also known as linalool, if you can believe it. Look at the ingredients on your shampoo. Coriandrol is in your house.

Draughtswomanship – the office, art or work of a draughtswoman.

Helvellaceous – Pertaining to the family of fungi Helvellaceae.

Mesnalty – ‘the estate of a mesne lord,’ according to the diksh.

Paratrimma – one of the two-hundred genera of the gobiid family, the goby fish.

Opthalmothermometer (sic)– A device used to measure the temperature of the eyeball.

Webster defines ‘roccellic’ as “Pertaining to, or designating, a dibasic acid of the oxalic series found in archil (Roccella tinctoria, etc.), and other lichens, and extracted as a white crystalline substance C17H32O4.”

Ruffianhood – Shot in the dark, but I imagine it is of or pertaining to the state of a ruffian.

Scaphism – (From the diksh) “An ancient mode of punishing criminals among the Persians, by confining the victim in a trough, with his head and limbs smeared with honey or the like, and exposed to the sun and to insects until he died.”

Sulphamate – a salt of suphamic acid (H3NSO3), which finds application in synthesizing sweet-tasting substances.

So there you have it.