Welcome to the fourth edition of a new regular feature on my blog – WOTD. Each day a new word will be suggested as the word of the day, which could either be an already existing (but rarely used) word or may be a completely made-up one. There will be a short definition and, ideally, an example of how the word would be used in everyday conversation.
I encourage anyone to provide their own words, either in the comments below or by linking their posted word to this blog. Don’t forget the definition or maybe when it should be used.
So, today’s word is: Wytai. (noun) A feature of modern society that suddenly strikes you as absurd and grotesque—from zoos and milk-drinking to organ transplants, life insurance, and fiction. Part of the faint background noise of absurdity that reverberates from the moment our ancestors first crawled out of the slime but could not for the life of them remember what they got up to do.
Pronounced: Why?-Tie. 🙂
Eg. Bob thought that smashing avocados was just so wytai.
I am indebted to John Koenig over at http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com/ for originating today’s word.