Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Word of the Day: Bellirrhea

bel·lir·rhe·a [bel-ir-ree-uh]

1. pathologically incoherent, repetitious war.
2. incessant or compulsive warlikeness; wearisome hostility.
3. [In Canada] the tendency of a government or head of government to use the military in any given situation (var. especially when talking out of his ass).*

2010 -2010; late Modern English  <latin bellicōsus,  equivalent to bellic (us) pertaining to war (bell (um) war +  rhein  to flow.
* Via Dr. Aresen, of the Reason Commenter Foundation.

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