May 31, 2006

Idea: Lexidiem, the word of the day.

Why isn’t there a word that means “Word of the day?” Well now there is.

Lexidiem. n. sing. lek-si’-dee-im. (preferred) lek-si-dee’-im (altern. accepted) 1. Word of the day. [Modern American English, from Greek lexis (word) and Latin diem (day), reflecting the hodgepodge of international roots that make up Modern American English words].

Example 1: “Lexidiem will probably be this blog’s only lexidiem.”
Example 2: “Dictionary.com features a lexidiem section.”
Example 3: “Webster’s Dictionary on-line has a lexidiem section, too.”

Comments

Heh, awesome. Recommended incorrect usage: lexidiem of the day.

brilliant.

Can it also mean one of me per day?

I added your word to my dictionary, for what that’s worth.

Boo!

This is why you don’t mix Greek and Latin forms. “Lex” is Latin for “law.”

“Lexidiem” would mean something like “law of the day”.

Better would be “verbadiem”

You could have a lexidiem of the month though coudnt you?

@matt — “lexidiem of the day” is actually redundant if lexidiem means “word of the day.” :]