Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Whimsical Word of the Week


Nyctalopia -

Night blindness; moon blindness.

Example: The pirate's poor diet chronically  lacked vegetables, it thus caused nyctalopia.

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  1. I like the definition - "moon" blindness. Never heard it put that way before.

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    1. I know Loree, I hadn't heard that phrase either. It sounds like something that could be used in a YA novel. Thanks!

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  2. cool word.

    Moon blindness sounds funny--where'd the moon go? ;)

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    1. It almost sounds like the moon brought on th blindness! Thanks, Lynda.

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