Friday, March 13, 2009

And I already felt queasy to begin with

Have you ever come across a word you did not know, looked it up, and then was sorry you did? I was reading a book (My Own Country by Abraham Verghese - very interesting) and came across the word "hemicorporectomy".

I am telling you this as a favor - DO NOT look that word up. For the love of Pete, just trust me on this one. You don't want to know what it means.

You're welcome.

3 comments:

kitkat said...

Oh, come on, did you really think you could tell me a word and have me not look it up? Of course, because I'm such a word dork, I could already imagine what it meant just by breaking up the latin prefixes/root words, etc.

But, yeah, gruesome.

FightAgainstRedTape said...

Yup, me too... shocking.

rockygrace said...

You guuuuyyyyyssssss ...... I WARNED you! Sheesh. They never listen. :)