Monday, November 7, 2011

Word of the Day

My day has already been made: by David Remnick's use of the word "callipygian" (look it up) to describe Kim Kardashian in his Comment in the upcoming New Yorker.

4 comments:

steve9000 said...

The earliest appearance in the New Yorker seems to be 1926, but Alexandra Jacobs used it in similar context for Kartrashian back in March. The word does seem to have a wide and voluminous attraction with New Yorker writers, nonetheless....
http://bit.ly/snrERH

framiko said...

Great research, Steve!

Ryan said...

A word I learned from Magistra McConaghy long ago. Glad to see it being used.

framiko said...

Looks like at least one other reader had the same reaction as I did. The word comes up in a live chat Remnick did about his article:
QUESTION FROM PAWEL: I only came here to say that “callipygian” is my new favorite word. Kudos, and continued thanks for your thoughts.
DAVID REMNICK: Just don’t use it too often or in the wrong situation. It’s a misdemeanor, at least.