The hardly spoken words

July 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

The difficult words, the unusual words: all these words that are rarely spoken and whose meaning we cannot even imagine. Designers James and Michael Fizgarald, the illustration duo from Ireland, also known as The Project Twins, have ‘gathered’ all these words that are rarely spoken and managed to visually explain them.

Acersecomic: a person whose hair has never been cut.

Zugzwang: a position in which any decision or move will result in problems.

Do you know any of them? See more peculiar words after the jump.

Ultracrepidarian: a person who gives opinions and advice on matters outside of one’s knowledge.

Scripturient: possessing a violent desire to write.

Pogonotrophy: the act of cultivating, or growing and grooming, a mustache, beard, sideburns or other facial hair.

Yonderly: mentally or emotionally distant; absent-minded

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