"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."

Sunday, 4 April 2010


The geodesic is the shortest line between two points on a mathematically defined surface (such as a straight line on a plane or an arc of a great circle on a sphere); the "straightest path" in a curved space or curved spacetime.


  1. I reckon I've been waiting to write this sentence:-

    I am lucifugous; I follow a geodesic path in a caprine manner.

    Thank you - now I feel much better!

  2. Heavens to Betsy. One I knew!

  3. Great one, Jinksy. They do say that we learn words best if we use them. I have to be honest and admit that I have already forgotten the meaning of some of the early words about which I blogged. Perhaps I should discipline myself to refresh my memory by using them in the occasional sentence. Or run a competition for fitting the most in one sentence.