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Swedish word of the day

2010 December 15
by amy


A fabulous portmanteau of fyllo (drunk person) and filosof (philosopher), a fyllosof is a drunk person who makes elaborate philosophical pronouncements.

As drunks are wont to do.

[Purists out there — the type who can quote Strunk & White chapter and verse and who rue the disappearance of any semantic difference between disinterested and uninterested — will probably not consider this a word for the ages, but more of a joke or a pun. I don’t care. Or maybe I should say “I could care less.” I adore linguistic creativity in all its forms.]

(h/t: Slangopedia‘s random page function)

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