So, rather than having fun making wondrous words wednesdays posts, instead I have been reading Hugo nominated materials in order to be an informed voter. Ask me if I have been having fun. Go ahead, ask me.
NO! So far, other than two of the novels, the work has ranged from meh, okay to downright infuriatingly bad as far as I am concerned. If you try to stage a coup to take over an award you should darn well make sure you do it by nominating stories that are actually worth reading. Not marginal stuff seasoned with total dreck!
Enough about that ... I have reached the magic number 42 with my posts, cool! Here are some of the interesting words I have run into ...
He struggled into the haptic feedback suit, ...
1. Of or relating to the sense of touch, in particular relating to the perception and manipulation of objects using the senses of touch and proprioception.
Origin: Late 19th century: from Greek haptikos 'able to touch or grasp', from haptein 'fasten'.
And a quick google search turns up several companies working on making functional haptic gaming devices, plus some vaguely creepy stuff "(ick).
Control VR - one of several projects listed at
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her eyes were both myopic and presbyopic
presbyopic \ˌprez-bē-ˈō-pē-ə, ˌpres-\
1: a visual condition which becomes apparent especially in middle age and in which loss of elasticity of the lens of the eye causes defective accommodation and inability to focus sharply for near vision
Ah, I knew the concept but not the word for it. So, okay - but how could you tell that by just looking at a person ? Weird.