trichotillomania: (n.) the abnormal desire to pull out one's hair.
I think of it as a disease brought on by people who drive us nuts!
Cockaigne: (n.) An imaginary land of ease and luxury.
Remove a couple letters and you get a substance that takes you to that land. Coincidence?
quisquilian: (adj.) worthless, trifling.
This one could be useful in describing a lot of the members of Congress -- don't y'all agree?
heliolatry: (n.) sun worship
Compulsive tanners practice this.
titivate: (v.) to make or become smart or spruce.
Using this in conversation could cause some raised eyebrows! I think George Carlin would have liked it!
quotidian: (adj.) 1) Occurring or returning daily; as, a quotidian fever. 2) Of an everyday character; ordinary; commonplace.
I think y'all will all agree that the words here could not be called quotidian.
And last but not least, I'll leave with a word to think about . . .callipygian: having well-shaped buttocks.
The Kay heads to her corner and puts on her Thinking Cap.
Hmmmmmmmmm . . .