Thursday, March 10, 2011

a little look at language

I recently read Brave New World for the first time and, O, the terms I learned.

Among the words I had to look up:

* viviparous (which led to me looking up ovoparous and ovovivparous)

* brachycephalic (which led to me looking up dolichocephalic)

* hypnopaedia

3 comments:

kate said...

Chiisai is brachycephalic. :) I use that word all the time but I honestly had never seen it written out.

I knew what the term viviparous meant when I saw it but I still went and checked just in case I was wrong. :) I think it's because two of my fellow second grade teachers have their classes do reports on oviparous animals every year. I was very impressed when I first learned that word.

I wish I could learn through hypnopaedia. Just wake up and know it all, right? :)

v said...

I'm pretty sure I didn't know any of these words before (although I do get compulsive and look up words I do know just in case sometimes...I see I'm not the only one!).

I'd be down with a little hypnopaedia if I were able to choose what I was learning.

gunma-gal said...

I knew viviparous, but not the others.