Interesting and Esoteric Words of the Slate Podcast Literati: Nov. 12, 2009

by Stephan Kinsella on November 12, 2009

in Culture

Latest notable terms from this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest and Slate Political Gabfest (feel free to email me suggestions or leave them in the comments to the main page):

  • contrapuntal [JT, CG11-10-09]
  • plaudits [DS, CG11-10-09]
  • programmatic [DS, CG11-10-09]

Honorable mention (questionable selections): pabulum (does anyone really know what the heck pabulum is?) and speaks to (as in, “that speaks to this issue”–God, I hate that figure of speech).


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