Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Nudiustertian(nu-di-uhs-ter-shi-uhn)adjective: Of or relating to the day before yesterday.

No, it has nothing to do with nudity, though you probably thought it did, didn't you?

"In publishing, deadlines are always discussed in nudiustertian terms to create the impression of urgency."

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Gradgrind (noun):One who is only interested in cold, hard facts. The word comes from the Dickens novel "Hard Times" in which a character named Thomas Gradgrind operates entirely on the basis of facts and calculations.

"If you think that you'll find airy, poetic types in publishing houses, I regret to inform you that you will only find financial gradgrinds."