Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Some thanatic words for today

I think, given that we are obviously completely mired in a culture of death-as Kevin Miller notes, 4000 babies will be killed today, so what's one more 41 year-old woman?--we need to resurrect some words.

Thanatic: of or belonging to death;..deadly: "We live in a thanatic country."

thanatoid, a. resembling death; apparently dead. As in "The woman is thanatoid, since she can't feed herself."

thanatorium, n. An establishment where people are received in order to be killed. "The hospice in Florida is a thanatorium!"

thanatophilia, n. An undue fascination with death. "'Just let her die!' shouted the thanatophiliac husband."

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