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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Words to Your Mother: Crepuscular

Something that is crepuscular is dim or like twilight. It can also refer to animals that become active during twilight or between twilight and sunrise.

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At 1:58 PM, Blogger Nancy said...

But it sounds like a word to describe shellfish.

At 2:10 PM, Blogger Ishmael said...

Some shellfish are crepuscular (I assume), but all shellfish are crustaceans. ;)

Fun experiment: Integrate this word into your vocabulary in odd ways and see what people think you're talking about.

"What a crepuscular sunset!"

"Don't mind me... I'm feeling kind of crepuscular today."

Alternatively, use it as an insult:

"That guy was a little crepuscular... He was a few bricks shy of a full load."

The possibilities are endless.

At 10:44 AM, Blogger Nancy said...

Yes, crustaceans is the sound link that my brain keeps making. I can't stop myself.

You say "crepuscular sunset" and I picture shrimp in the sky.

I also can't help but hear the word muscular in there too. So the shrimp -- they're bad-ass scary ones.


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