Word of the Day – Mome

No, it’s got nothing to do with mommy, you oedipal weirdos. 😉

Although Mome (pronounced mohm) is considered an archaic word by our copy of the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th Edition, p.800), we’ve come across a few contemporary instances of its use.

The term means blockhead or fool.

The origins of this word are unknown but it appears to have been around since the mid-16th century.

Example of use:

It’s fair to say that the majority of SI readers are momes with far too much time on their hands.

4 Responses to "Word of the Day – Mome"

  1. shuaib68   October 30, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    I would like you to go through the following news and it’s video content.

    Just see how killings are done by the law enforcing bullies in Sri Lanka “KILLING OF DERANGED YOUTH SHOCKS NATION”. The Irony is that the youth killed was a mentally disturbed Tamil man.

    The news:

    The video clip:

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Read the story and watched the clip.

    Depressing but a very familiar theme to Indians.

    Every other day, there’s an ‘encounter’ death (i.e. cold-blooded, extra-judicial killing by police) some place in India.

  2. medytrance   October 30, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Like writer, like readers.

    In fact, unlike us, this blog seems to be a full-time job for you.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: Like writer, like readers.

    If we were Dronacharya and you were Ekalavya, we’d have demanded your keyboard. 🙁

  3. Asha Tampa   November 4, 2009 at 1:27 am

    Ha! I wonder who would fit into the elite 20% club, then 😉

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    The elite 20% club?

    That’s ourselves when we are proofing the blog for typos. 😉

  4. Asha Tampa   November 4, 2009 at 1:28 am

    I guess I just confirmed I am a mome myself. I thought you mentioned 80% of SI readers are momes 🙁

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Anyone who likes Arya is a mome. 😉

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