Sunday, July 29, 2007

Today's Word: logomachy

Logomachy: a war of words. Someone who fights with words instead of actions is a logomachist. "The logomachy of the presidential debate escalated to battery when Hilary Clinton, in a fit of Brandi Chastain-esque excitement, ripped off her shirt and began kicking Barack Obama's head like it was a cheap soccer ball." -machy (war) is a great root to make neologisms from. For example, the common cartoon cliche of two fencing swordfish could be referred to as ichthymachy. A more hifalutin' title for George Lucas's famous six-part sci-fi movie series would be Astromachy. Got any other interesting ones?