Word of the Day for Thursday, November 22, 2007 (yes, I know it’s 6 days old)
deipnosophist dyp-NOS-uh-fist, noun:
Someone who is skilled in table talk.
At the age of six his future as a deipnosophist seemed certain. Guzzling filched apples he loved to prattle. Hogging the pie he invariably piped up and rattled on.
— Ellis Sharp, “The Bloating of Nellcock”
I would love to be a better deipnosophist, in a way that would draw people out yet still let me say my piece. Is that even possible? I was raised by wolves, so I’m not sure.