Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tittle

Definition: (from dictionary.com)
-noun
1. a dot or other small mark in writing or printing, used as a diacritic, punctuation, etc.
2. a very small part or quantity; a particle, jot, or whit

Examples:
"Without adding a tittle, your 'i' will look like a vertically challenged 'l.'"
"I don't even have a tittle of interest in this class."

Origin: (from etymonline.com)
"late 14c., 'small stroke or point in writing,' representing Latin apex in Late Latin sense of 'accent mark over a vowel,' borrowed (perhaps by influence of Provençal titule 'the dot over -i-') from Latin titulus 'inscription, heading.'"

Awkwardness rating: 9

Don't be rude. (whatdoyouknowshow.com)

5 comments:

  1. definitely awkward. if someone used this in everyday jargo i would think they just said tittie. not okay.

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  2. *jargon. i can spell. "plomise"

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  3. Yes. The only other one I have ever rated as a 9 was angina.

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  4. This was a question on the Who Wants to be a Millionare FB app. I knew the answer because of you. I "won" $10,000. Thanks Evie =)

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  5. So does that mean we split the money? ;)

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