"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."

Wednesday, 13 February 2013


Gerocomy is a rarely used word meaning the care or treatment of the aged.  Its adjectival form gerocomical (meaning of the treatment of the aged) sounds as though it should really mean 'oldies with a sense of humour'!

1 comment:

  1. You're right about the real meaning of "gerocomical" :-)