Here's another installment of "inexplicably interesting words."
I am not claiming this post to be very significant or even worth reading, so feel free to stop reading and "click on" somewhere else. You'll never get back the 15-25 seconds it takes you to read and think about this.There are several English words that I find intriguing . I always enjoy seeing how, when, and why they are used. Here are a few of those:
Egregious- extraordinary in some bad way; glaring; flagrant. Conspicuously bad or offensive. conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible; "a crying shame"; "an egregious lie"; "flagrant violation of human rights"; "a glaring error"; "gross ineptitude"; "gross injustice"; "rank treachery".
Jettison- To cast overboard or off: a ship jettisoning wastes; a pilot jettisoning aircraft fuel. The act of discarding or casting overboard. To let go or get rid of as being useless or defective.
Zany- ludicrously or whimsically comical; clownish. Comical because of incongruity or strangeness; bizarre.
Bifurcate- to cause to divide into two branches or parts; Forked or divided into two parts or branches, as the Y-shaped styles of certain flowers.
y'all- Variant of you-all. sometimes spelled as "Ya'll", "Yawl", or "Yaw", and archaically spelled "You-all", is a fused grammaticalization of the phrase "you all". It is used primarily as a plural second-person pronoun, and less often as a singular second-person pronoun. Commonly believed to have originated in the Southern United States, it is primarily associated with Southern American English. Special note: a person using this rather crude form of speech should not immediately be judged as unintelligent, even though it sounds like they are.