Word of the Day – Cispontine

By April 20, 2017Word of the Day

Cispontine (adj) (archaic)


On the north side of the Thames bridges in London, thought of as the better side.

From Latin, and completely archaic and virtually obsolete now. We thought we’d revive it just for the day.

Example sentences

“He thinks he’s better than us because he lives cispontine!”

Word of the Day – Risorial

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Risorial (adj) (rare)


Relating to laughter; used in laughing; = “risible”.

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Ogilvie (1797–1867), lexicographer. From post-classical Latin risorius + -al.

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