Wednesday, April 04, 2007

The Flaming Globes of Zigmund

Word of the day, courtesy of Wordsmith.org: "zanjero," meaning "a person in charge of water distribution." As in, "Future water engineer William Mulholland got his start as a zanjero."

Word of the day, courtesy of the Java Jones on the corner of Figueroa and State: "limnovore," meaning "something that eats mud." Though, technically, the term applies to animals that feed on algae.

I have yet to decide which is better.

1 comment:

  1. I vote "zanjero." Mostly because it sounds prettier than "limnovore" and is a way cooler name for that job than, say, "Water Distribution Engineer."

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