Words That Ring

This list is a mix of words from my readings or conversations that sparkled at the moment:


Spoonerism
a verbal error in which a speaker accidently transposes the initial sounds or letters of two or more words, often to humorous effect, as in the sentence you have hissed the mystery lectures, accidently spoken instead of the intended you have missed the history lectures
August 18, 2021

Riposte
a quick, clever reply to an insult or criticism.
July 24, 2021

Perseverate
repeat or prolong an action, thought, or utterance after the stimulus that prompted it has ceased // “they perseverate under stress”
April 21, 2021

Zakar (Hebrew)
to remember to bring someone to mind and then act upon that person’s behalf
May 22, 2020

Liminal Space
the time between the ‘what was’ and the ‘next.’ It is a place of transition, waiting, and not knowing. 
October 1, 2019

Betel Nut
the seed of the fruit of the Areca palm which is taken in countries commonly like how we take our caffeine/nicotine, although it has been red- flagged as a carcinogen (and for other stuff). It’s the 4th most common psychoactive drug after caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol. People in Papa New Guinea use it commonly
August 24, 2019

Jamstalldeht (Swedish)
gender equality
January 28, 201