A lot of the words I post that I learned are science words, especially biology and geology. Those are the papers I’m reading all day, go figure I don’t know all the words in them yet. So you better believe vagility garnered a second glance. Here’s the definition so you can freak out your friends… with knowledge!
va-gil-i-ty [vuh-jil-i-tee] (noun) - the ability of an organism to move about freely and migrate
These are hilarious and useful. They remind the reader that crazy ideas can explain what we see in the world, but the explanation only holds valid after rigorous testing and verification.
- the act of digging or burrowing; adapted for digging or burrowing
The underground linguistic cousin of arboreal and cursorial! NEAT!
After reading this I took a deep breath and let it long and slow. Good advice when your nose is too close to the grindstone producing stuff you know could be better.
Ira Glass (via redghosts)
- Of, pertaining to, or adapted to a dry environment
I actually learned this word last week, but then I read it again this morning and forgot what it meant. Figure that warranted a post.
I am learning this week that people take pikas very seriously. I said some erroneous things on the show last week, and was correctly immediately, yet hate mail continues. Calm down people, it’s only cute animals.
(Even if that is some SERIOUS cuteness, so don’t kill them, ‘cause they’re endangered.)
- pertaining to or occurring in the morning; early in the day
Apparently there was a Roman goddess of the dawn name Matut or Matuta.
Figured this was good post to start the day with.