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STRANGE BUT TRUE

How were your exams? Hope you don’t mind relieving yourself with these 10+1 new words I just found out. I had dilated eye balls when I saw them and I know you are going to go whoa especially when you remember experiencing or seeing them and not knowing what it meant.

PETRICHOR: - is that smell after the first rain that makes one feel like taking dust, inhaling it and longing for more.

 DYSANIA: - state of having a hard time waking up and getting out of bed in the morning. That experience when you have a 7am lecture or appointment and rain feel the previous night.

BARM: - foam or froth you see on beer or wine.

AGLET: - is that plastic thing at the end of your shoe lace.

SCHADENFREUDE: - pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others. Some people will be like ‘Olorun mu e’ (God catch you).

PHOBOPHOBIA: - fear of developing a fear.

MAMIHLAPINATAPAI: - a look shared by two people, each wishing that the other will offer something that they both desire but are unwilling to suggest or offer themselves. Hmm, when both of you have crush on each other and you both already have someone you are going out with and your eyes meet. #winks#

CONTRONYM: - when a word has two meanings which are opposite of each other, E.g. Left (remaining, departed), Variety (one type, many types).

PALINDROMES: -a word or phrase which reads the same backward or forward .E.g. poop, lion oil.

SERMORDNILAP: - are words which when reversed are still valid words but not the same as the original word. E.g. Diaper - Repaid, Live - Evil, Desserts – stressed.

HIPPOPOTOMONSTROSESQUIPPEDALIOPHOBIA: - You won’t believe this long word simply means the fear of long words.  #LOL#



                                             Wtotten by: Taiwo  Uyi