Monday, March 21, 2011

Word of the day

Ally at Today is My Birthday has learned some new words. The one I particularly liked was “mumpsimus”, which she says means “ an opinion or idea adhered to even when proven to be wrong”. 

What a useful word, especially for Herald  readers exposed to Garth George’s columns.

UPDATE: Danyl at the Dim-Post reports and comments on Garth George’s column in today’s Herald, which is a classic of its kind. Classic mumpsimus.  


Catherine said...

That would apply to Ken Ring's theories, then

Stephen Stratford said...

I'd say so. It is a word with great potential.