"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."

Friday, 21 January 2011

Eclectic / Eclecticism

Eclectic means selected by what seems best of various styles or ideas; made up of things from different sources.

Eclecticism is making decisions on the basis of what seems best instead of following some single doctrine or style.


  1. What an interesting blog, Scriptor...great idea, I think! Like you, I am interested in the origins and alternate meanings of words. I will remember to check this site out frequently.

  2. That's my furniture style, lol!