Do weird words put you into a rapture? Are you a self-identified logophile? (Not to be confused with a lycophiliac - a lover of darkness - or the lithophilous - those who live among stones.)
Well, from one word freak to another, let me share with you this delightful work by The Project Twins, a talented team of graphic artists (and brothers), The A-Z of Unusual Words. James and Michael Fitzgerald live and work in Ireland. Their bold and deeply smart graphics may look familiar - their style is much imitated.
From their About page on their website:
Humour, irony and wit pervade their work while bold and playful graphics explore ideas of absurdity, identity and the mundane. Their use of minimal forms and bold shapes, rooted in the visual language of graphic design and semiotics, result in work that appears to directly communicate while also retaining a sense of ambiguity.
They work together through a process of dialogue and sketching, continually reducing forms to their most basic elements. Their work presents various dualities between the serious and the ridiculous, the melancholic and the joyful.
Here below you have all 26 weird and wonderful words, with an attempt to use each in a sentence.
A river of hair, twisted atop a head, make for a mountain or one big fluffy bed!
Book burning?! Such activities should be relegated to the dusty annals of history.
Do exorcists rely on cacodemonomaniacs?
At first glance, his dactylion looked like a bread crumb. Or, I thought he was being rude, but he was attempting to show me his dactylion. ;)
The film offered an experience of enantiodromia; over 90 minutes the viewer's horror is transformed into empathy.
The webcast of the congressional hearing was one long fanfaronade.
Beleaguered by the crowd's stupidity, she daydreamed of gorgonizing them all with one glance.
Achilles' hamartia was his heel.
You'd have thought his infandous behavior would've killed his candidacy.
Jettatura must require some measure of bravura.
Do ktenologists have problems dating?
Seen in profile, the cluster of leptosomes could almost be mistaken for trees.
Since his accident, his montivagant proclivities had been restricted to his mind.
My laconic, motionless brother claims to be absorbed in noegenesis.
Poe's ostentiferous raven still haunts my dreams.
Today's hirsute inhabitants of Brooklyn and Oakland practice the arts of pogonotrophy, inspiring thousands of artesanal grooming products.
Leveled by recumbentibus, the stunned victim could only watch the dancing colors.
She surrendered to the scripturient impulse and wrote long into the next week.
Did Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Wanna Have Fun make her the celebrity spokesperson for tarantism?
Accosted by amateurs and ultracrepidarians, the speaker vowed never to hold another Q & A.
Does this explain why Valentine's Day comes too early for some?
The aforegone conclusion of too much helter skelter.
This is a curious one. Does this mean the act of traveling disguised or being unknown to oneself? Who decides that xenization is taking place? The onlooker or the traveler? So many questions!!
She wandered yonderly, as a cloud, through the crowded room.
She was paralyzed by the zugzwang on the horizon.
Which of these are your favorites? Tell us your favorite weird words in the comments!