The Tiger's Eye: Will wonders ever cease?

22 November 2007

Will wonders ever cease?

I subscribe to the's "word of the day" and usually find the word is one I already know. (I may not use it but I comfort myself in that as least I do know what it means.)

Today's word is a completely new one for me.

Deipnosophist \dyp-NOS-uh-fist\, noun:

"Someone who is skilled in table talk."

"...At the age of six his future as a deipnosophist seemed certain. Guzzling filched apples he loved to prattle. Hogging the pie he invariably piped up and rattled on."
-- Ellis Sharp, "The Bloating of Nellcock"