Over at the Weekly Standard‘s website, they’ve posted online my column, from this week’s issue, about agenbites—the term I suggest we use for words that sound true of themselves.
“Verbose has always struck me as a strangely verbose word,” I note. “Peppy has that perky, energetic, spry sound it needs. And was there ever a more supercilious word than supercilious? Or one more lethargic than lethargic?”
If you’ve got suggestions for more agenbites, send them along, and we’ll post the results.