Monday, August 17, 2009

13 for TDL

I'm back from my loonnggg vacation away from home. It's really nice to be back. But I have Cross Country camp on Wednsday. At least I'm getting SOME downtime in between.
Anywho, I'm currently reading Scott Westerfeld's "Midnighters" series. The whole series has this obsession with the number 13. In this book, 13 is the LUCKY number. And 12 is the worst. Which is awesome. I love the number 13.
Anyway, in the book, one of the things that repels the "evil" is the number thirteen. 13 letter words are used to repel the Darklings, as the forces of evil in this book is called. Anywho, in the book, there is this awesome word. TRIDECALOGISM. That's right. Tridecalogism is a 13-letter word meaning... a 13 letter word. How awesome is that? Individuality is a TDL. So is Splendiforous. Did I mention that Tridecalogism is a word created by one of the characters in the book? Sadly, it is not a real word. But it's still my new favorite.
If you can find any more TDL's, I'd like to know. I'll post the others that are in the book. By the way, a phrase mad of 3 TDL's works too. Like, "Magnificently Instantaneous Gratification". It has to make some sort of sense. Get it?
Well, I'm out, for now.

1 comment:

Jillian said...

I like Scott Westerfeld a lot!