Words I Like

As you may, or may not, have noticed, I’ve done a bit of rearranging on the site. One of my favorite features in the sidebar, Words I Like, is gone, but not forgotten! I’ve decided that they would make great posts on my blog. I can add new ones as I discover them. So here goes. The first one I have chosen is probably may favorite word in the English language. It’s seldom used, although, in my line of work, there is ample opportunity.

Today’s word is Defenestrate: the act of throwing something or someone out of a window.

I love the fact that there is a word for such a specific action. How often do we wish we could could defenestrate an annoying coworker or bit of misbehaving technology?

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