"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Saturday, 25 April 2009


Syzygy is the alignment of any three celestial bodies. For example, the Sun, Earth, and Moon - such that one body is directly between the other two, such as occurs at an eclipse.


  1. I assume this word confers an automatic win in a game of Scrabble?

  2. Very good, Archduchess, I'm sure it should but it might also result in a lot of argument unless you have a dictionary handy to prove it!

  3. As an interesting aside, what is the longest word with no 'true' vowel?