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Synomizer! - Make the Difference. Using food for thought: Intellectual hunger, thirst, and omnivorous behaviors. We search for things to read to satiate our intellectual hunger or quench our thirst for knowledge.

Using food for thought: Intellectual hunger, thirst, and omnivorous behaviors

A favorite of mine is the phrase that someone is ‘intellectually omnivorous’, meaning that their intellectual diet consists of all (omni-) types of brain foods. Junkier ideas which are sweet and appealing are called brain candy. Brain candy is the idiom typically used to refer to ideas or pieces of intellectual stimulation which, like candy, give us an immediate burst of sweetness, the ‘sugar-high’ of intellectual stimulation.

A discussion that is particularly important or full of content, perhaps complex, can be called a meaty discussion. The implication is that just as meat is chewy, the discussion takes a considerable amount of masticating. EYES ON LONDON: A downpour _ and who will medal? - London 2012: 20 lesser-spotted things of the Olympics so far. Unusual Words Rendered in Bold Graphics. By Maria Popova A visual A-Z of the hidden treasures of language.

Unusual Words Rendered in Bold Graphics

As a lover of language and words, especially obscure and endangered words, I was instantly besotted with Project Twins’ visual interpretations of unusual words, originally exhibited at the MadArt Gallery Dublin during DesignWeek 2011. Acersecomic A person whose hair has never been cut. Biblioclasm. Reduce means.