"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."

Tuesday, 13 October 2009


A solecism is a faux pas: a socially awkward or tactless act; a breach of etiquette. It is also used in a grammatical sense to mean a grammatical mistake or absurdity. The word was originally used by the Greeks for mistakes in their language.


  1. Faux pas, I know! Well. Personally.

  2. I haven't found one of your blogs that I don't enjoy yet! Lol.. a new word is a wonderful thing.