Sunday, October 21, 2012


Tyrotoxism (tai-ro-tox-ism) noun: To be poisoned by cheese and related dairy products.

It's sounds almost comical, but people often forget that cheese is essentially dairy gone bad, and if not carefully produced, may contain impurities that could easily kill someone.

"No one could argue with the darkly humorous irony of the pizza magnate who died of tyrotoxism."

Friday, October 12, 2012


Lubitorium (noun) loo-bit-or-ee-um: Another name for a service station or gas station.

It does sound a little odd and perhaps mildly perverse at first, doesn't it?  

"I told her that before we go out on our date that I needed to stop by the lubitorium, at which point she insisted that I was being presumptuous and asked to be dropped off back at home."