This is an article that collects words, phrases, names, and such that I think are neat.
In the past, I would input things I wrote into a grammar checker. Almost always, something I wrote would be labelled ‘archaic.’ This inspired me to check the words I use in a dictionary. This article started as a collection of archaic words I found interesting, but eventually grew to include regular words I found interesting…and then I started including ‘other.'
Since my speech is already unorthodox, why not double-down?
Definitions given here may not be completely accurate; this is because they’re based on my understanding of the words. I also don’t currently have my own dictionaries, which means I’m limited in what I can write.
I include a few words that aren’t from English as well, which I have marked as from another lingua. Occasionally I’ll also include words I create myself, sourced from one of the conlangs I developed.
Unorthodox is the term I use to differentiate words from those that are simply present in English.
Words are placed into this category if they are:
Finally, I include those words that are simply ‘outside the norm.’
A brief note that I realized isn’t really clear. When I say that a name means something, I’m not only referring to the specific form it’s in, I’m also referring to whatever it’s a variant of.
Also, keep in mind that most of the meanings are gathered from what I understand on wiktionary and BehindTheName. If an etymologist or whoever wishes to correct me, I’d be more than happy to change stuff here. Actually, I’d prefer to be corrected.
Unlike the previous section, this one isn’t ordered alphabetically…or in any order really.
We just deluded ourselves into it being a stonethrow away from Utopia.
— The source was one of whatifalthist’s videos, but I don’t remember which.
My ignorance amuses me.
— Manfred Powell, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
A task so devious some might call it herculean.
— Shadiversity, EFAP #194
Wherefore should I go into the direst peril that there is in the world for the sake of a wandering Gnome of the woods?
— Dairon referring to Beren, Beren & Lúthien, J.R.R. Tolkien
Demetrius: Villain, what has thou done?
Aaron: That which thou can’t not undo.
Chiron: Thou hast undone our mother.
Aaron: Villain, I hath done thy mother!
— Titus Andronicus: act 4, scene 2, William Shakespeare
All men… are not created equal!
— Emperor of Britannia, コードギアス興道, Code Geass Koudou
The world’s going to hell pretty quick…
— Houtarou, Hyouka Episode 19
Because it’s perfectly normal for me to be the best.
I’ve thought about rebelling, but I don’t even know how to.
— Matsumae Ohana, 花咲くいろは, Hanasaku Iroha Episode 2
The power of friendship will guide me to her before the other guards!!
I detect a little communism.