Wasted Words...  

rm_tuttle 43M
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8/13/2006 6:07 am

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8/17/2006 1:41 am

Wasted Words...

Occasionally a word takes my fancy but the object or act it describes seems wasted on such a pretty set of syllables.

One obscure example is the word "Lammergeier". I think this is a beautiful word. But the Lammergeier is a rather crumpled looking raptor - it means "Lamb Vulture" in German. I think it should therefore be reassigned to a dolphin, tree or the act of making love under the stars.

Do other people know of words that are wasted on what they describe?


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