is there a word for 'a word that fits its own definition'? for example, sesquipedalian is a big word that by definition means "prone to using big words." is there a formal term for this type of thing?
Word Choice Filter: Is there a word that describes someone who is influenced by an influencer? [more inside]
Is there a good adverbial form of the word 'smellable'? [more inside]
ESL Textbook Recommendations, anyone? [more inside]
Good examples of intercultural communications based on ideograms or common concepts? [more inside]
What word am I thinking of? There's a word that means something like, "an object that compels you to want to eat or lick it, even though the object is in fact not edible or meant to be licked". If it helps at all, I believe I've seen this word used to describe the new Macbook and its resemblance to an oversized piece of Chiclet gum. And btw, "pica" is not the word.
Know any rare English prepositions? [more inside]
I'm pretty verbose, but I don't think my vocabulary has grown much in years. And I'd like to build it up. [more inside]
Academical? While listening to NPR this afternoon, a UVa student giving a tour used the word "academical" in describing a portion of UVa's campus . The use of "academical" struck me as sounding very odd although it is arguably correct. Is it all academic?