Friday, September 15, 2006

Friday Fiver: Masticating With Thespians

In keeping with my 'things that sound kind of dirty' theme, I've decided to pick 5 great words that sound dirty. I invite, and even encourage, others to post their own lists here.

  • Angina - Short for angina pectoris, severe paroxysmal pain in the chest associated with an insufficient supply of blood to the heart. It sounds even dirtier if someone declares that they have 'acute angina'
  • Dictum - An authoritative, often formal pronouncement
  • Manhole - A hole, usually with a cover, through which a person may enter a sewer, boiler, drain, or similar structure
  • Penal - Of, relating to, or prescribing punishment, as for breaking the law
  • Supeona - A writ requiring appearance in court to give testimony

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