November 30th, 2009

Being A Post

Body Words

Going through old books to try to give away and sell whatever isn't rare or treasured, I found "Webster's Encyclopedia of Dictionaries" in the bottom of a box at my parents' house. I decided it didn't belong in the bottom of a box, and since it's too huge to drag to Dubai, I've campaigned for its prominent display in the front room. It was one of my favorite books when I was a teenager; I guess it still is. It was printed in 1978, which makes the atlas interesting.

Here are some amazing words from the medical dictionary:

Ageusia, lack of sense of taste
Mephitic, noxious or foul
Alvine, pertaining to the belly
Balbuties, stammering
Bex, cough
Dragee, large sugar coated pill
Alienist, psychiatrist
Cainotophobia, extreme fear of anything new
Sitophobia, extreme dislike of food

I wanted to make this a long list, but I think I'm going to make a sandwich instead. We'll see if I continue it later.

Pictures of Pictures of Relatives Resembling Other Relatives

Sleepy Don under the Rogues Gallery

I'm said to take after my grandmother, Margaret Cash, and my brother obviously takes after my father.

My stunning mother, looking like my stunning mother.

Here's another picture of my father, looking a lot like my brother.

Margaret Cash again. Do we look alike?

This picture shows that I inherited my grandmother's figure, especially her elbows.

My parents impersonating fake relatives.

The younger generation has its own Rogues Gallery.

I thought my mom was calling this "The Rose Gallery," which seemed quite romantic to me, and appropriate for the Antique Room. Her aunt was named Rose, and Rose can be seen in many of the photographs in the gallery, and it wasn't until a few minutes ago that I finally understood.