Monday, March 14, 2005

Uncommon, Mostly Useless, or Completely Useless Word of the Day


Irritable or short-tempered; irascible.

This word is: Uncommon and Completely Useless

Why: First of all it's generally considered slang. Second I have never heard it spoken; I've only ever encountered it in writing. Finally there are quite a number of more common and readily understandable ways to say “snarky”, such as “grouchy” or even if you wanted to use a word that made you appear intelligent or privy to some esoteric manner of speaking, you could say “cantankerous”, that’s a cool word.

Smart Factor: 5

(Side Note: Isn't it annoying when the dictionary uses an uncommon and completely useless word to define another uncommon word?)