Wednesday, December 7, 2011

O, Oh, Owe

I have some more Obscure words. This time they are Obsessions:

Oenomania ~ obsession or craze for wine
Oniomania ~ mania for making purchases
Hmm...methinks we could kill two birds with one stone there. Oh and this one is obsolete (take a deep breath and repeat as quick as you can):
Omphaloskepsis om-fe-lo-skep'sis, n
(Greek, from omphalos navel and skepsis query, doubt)
This extraordinarily rare word is not normally used literally, but instead to refer to the sort of introspective self-analysis all too common in academia and pop psychology. A favourite pastime of postmodern philosophers, especially when used facetiously to refer to the habit of mentally considering everything while ignoring the real world.

"I'm never overwhelmed or under it either; just nicely whelmed.
I'm OK.
Nothing spectacular but sometimes special.
I look in the mirror and see this medium average person.
A little tired, a little sad, but not falling apart."  
- Cecelia Ahern, Thanks for the Memories  

I have also come to understand the importance of having Options. They allow one to feel less wrought, less whelmed (I'm borrowing that word for ever!) I also absolutely love the colour Orange as an accent but never combined with chocolate as a flavour.

Thank you all for the kindness and support...means more than you can imagine


  1. aren't words great? Thanks for introducing me to some new ones!

  2. Another wonderful post. I think I should claim the first word as I sit here with my glass in the middle of the week

  3. I have a very close friend who has combined those first 2 words literally for years. Wonder if they get home and practice Omphaloskepsis?

    Thanks for the lovely comment last week. :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  4. I just came across this post. I guess I missed it somehow when you wrote it. I love the words. I've been wondering how you are. I'm so concerned about you.