Thursday, September 29, 2005


Here's a term whose time may once again have come.

vampyrarchy: Derisive description from the 1820s for a parasitic group of politicians.

     --from Forgotten English Knowledge Cards by Jeffrey Kacirk.


P. A. Moed said...

I love it! Where did you find it?

Patry Francis said...

Just the sound of it snares in my throat. Oh yes, a very appropriate name.

Sharon Hurlbut said...

Patti - I have a whole deck of cards with these obscure, archaic words on them. The sad thing is, I bought them long before I started writing. I'm such a book/word geek!

Patry - It does catch at the back, doesn't it? I guess times haven't changed much.