Twitter is good for many things: telling people your opinions, arguing with others about their opinions, complaining, commenting… the list goes on. But one of my favorite things about Twitter is that occasionally, people post nice things. Check out ten of the funniest, cutest, most beautiful ‘word of the day’ tweets!
A reminder today of the beautiful, rare word ‘respair’: fresh hope and a recovery from despair.
— Susie Dent (@susie_dent) May 22, 2018
Word of the day: “auraculous” – of or concerning the wonder occasioned by sound rather than by sight; ear-marvellous.
(Word coined by @casparhenderson in A New Map of Wonders).
Image is of the extraordinary WWI “Sound Mirrors” at Romney Marsh in Kent, by Tom Lee/Flickr. pic.twitter.com/a4RE9c0OMO
— Robert Macfarlane (@RobGMacfarlane) May 22, 2018
Word of the day (Mongolian): EGDUUTEI – an irresistible urge to pinch or squeeze something or someone that is unbearably cute.
— Quite Interesting (@qikipedia) May 11, 2018
— Oxford Dictionaries (@OxfordWords) May 22, 2018
Word of the day: “fiddlehead” – the furled form of a fresh fern frond, pushing up from the earth in spring; also “shepherd’s crook” & “crozier”. pic.twitter.com/FsO6dSCcuv
— Robert Macfarlane (@RobGMacfarlane) May 15, 2018
Word(s) of the day – camera obscura: literally, a ‘dark chamber’ in which an image of the outside world is projected. In more recent usage the Camera Obscura Brexita is an ‘unenlightened ideology’ which obscures its need for border cameras because they’re politically difficult pic.twitter.com/QamP2CJQXK
— The Irish Border (@BorderIrish) May 13, 2018
Today’s word of the day is cordillera.
— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) May 11, 2018
— Qikiqtani Inuit (@Qikiqtani_Inuit) May 10, 2018
Word of the day: JAWN — a unique Philadelphian all-purpose noun that can mean anything: a thing, a type of things, a place, a quality, a concept, an event, a situation, a person. For example: ‘This jawn needs more jawn’.
— Quite Interesting (@qikipedia) May 16, 2018
Word of the day: Groak
‘To stare silently at someone while they’re eating in the hope they will offer you some’
Here we see some expert level ‘groaking’ pic.twitter.com/V9NSeRSbRk
— Sarah Champion (@SarahChampion) May 10, 2018
Featured Image Via Sky News