10 Things I Learned This Week: Part 6, the Word edition

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Neil Gaiman 10.4.09

Speaking of “Goya” and “good storytelling,” I had the privilege of meeting Neil Gaiman in Cleveland, Ohio, back in 2009 (1)

Gaiman Quote

Mr. Gaiman’s autograph on my copy of “Coraline” (2)

1) Balter (English): to dance clumsily
2) Goya (English): a strong red that is deeper than geranium
3) Goya (Urdu): the transporting suspension of disbelief that can occur in good storytelling
4) Nodus (English): a problem, difficulty, or complication
5) Librocubicularist (English): a person who reads in bed
6) Mangata (Swedish): the road-like reflection of the moon on the water
7) Phantasmagoria (English): a sequene of real or imaginary images like those seen in a dream
8) Onism (English) (invented by the clever folks at The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows): the frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits only one place in time
9) Perspicaciousness (English): having keen mental perception and understanding
10) Effulgence (English): a brilliant radiance; a shining forth

What did you learn this week?

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

(1) Gaiman, Meredith Morckel, Flickr, (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 US)
(2) Gaiman Autograph, Meredith Morckel, Flickr, (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 US)

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