NerdFury - Big Daddy (nerdfury) wrote in 1word1day,
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I may or may not have forgotten to do last week.

Let's just pretend I did and it was awesome!

HANYWAY. Today's word is possibly the most useless one I have come across ever!

Boustrophedon [boo-strof-ee'don]
adjective and adverb

Of writing, alternating left to right then right to left. Not a word with a great deal of utility, unless you study ancient inscriptions, but very descriptive. I like the metaphor of an ox ploughing the field back and forth from one direction to the other.

Etymology
Greek, from bous, ox and strophe, a turning.

Usage
On afterthought, nerdfury thought that Boustrophedon was - while a lovely word - was rather difficult to put into use. As much as he like archaeology, saying that 'the such-and-such race would often carve their tales in boustrophedonian style on their temple walls' just didn't cut it! So his thoughts passed boustrophedon through his brain until he settled on this one. Now, to write it! Oh, wait--
Tags: adjective, adverb, b, greek, wordsmith: nerdfury
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