Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Not since elementary school...

We're looking up Puerto Rico hotels, and my friend just described one as being "on an isthmus."

ISTHMUS.

I swear I haven't heard that word since elementary school.

After poking fun at her for saying it, she argued that "it's a common word!"

Awesome.

4 comments:

The Law Fairy said...

Wow.

It's been so long since I've heard that word, I don't remember what it means.

It looks funny too. Now I'm trying to think of nouns that start with the letter "I."

I, I'm, island, illumination, Indian, influenza, ichthus, isotope, identity, um... inbreeder?

Is it me or are "i" words weird?

Allison said...

isth·mus
n. pl. isth·mus·es or isth·mi (-m)

1. A narrow strip of land connecting two larger masses of land.

Albert Clifford Slater said...

Sadly, that was my 4th grade spelling bee foe. Until this day I'll never forget how to spell it, but I figured it sounds like Christmas so why not? Sadly, using it in a sentence didn't save me.

Max Power said...

I don't get it, why is your nickname a narrow strip of land?