"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, 31 August 2010



Leucippotomy is the art of carving white horses in chalk upland areas, particularly as practiced in southern England.


  1. It sounds like an illness... "Poor Brian, look at him. His leucippotomy must be really bad today." Or: "Did you know Mrs. Fisher from No. 48 has had a leucippotomy?" - "Ah, well, that explains her odd posture when I saw her getting off the bus the other day."

  2. LOL, Librarian!
    Another great word I didn't know existed. Thanks, Scriptor.
    Canadian Chickadee