Dictionary definitions: what words actually mean, not the slang terms we sometimes associate with them. I am going to go with the obvious and find words that start with D. These are not common words that you would hear in every day conversation. One of them you hear often in literature and movies though.
Demisang – half-breed, hybrid.
I have strong feelings on the hybridization of some animal species. Especially large cats. Liger and Tigons should not be a thing. Sure, they are big, majestic, HYBRID animals and they are quite beautiful, but because they are hybrids, it makes it hard for them to live a healthy life. The Liger was made popular by Napoleon Dynamite. It’s like his favorite animal of all times. Lions and Tigers would not breed in the great wild kingdom. They do not even populate the same continent, expect for a small part where Asia and Africa intersect, but in the wild, they want nothing to do with each other. In an artificial environment, they are shoved together in a cage and after a long while they warm up to each other and reproduce because they do not have a choice. This is why I strongly discourage people from going to places that have “interaction with Ligers kittens that you pay a lot of money for”. If you do want to visit a liger, visit a sanctuary, such as Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, where they will educate you on the hybridization of animals and how this effects the animals entire life and how wild animals are not to be hybridized for human entertainment. If you want more info on hybridization of big cats and the lesson plans I’ve created for it, please drop me an email. I’m happy to send it to you. Hybridization is not all terrible, just in the felidae family.
Steps off soapbox.
Demonarchy – government by a demon
What?!? This is even a word?! I can’t even find the history of this word. Was there once a government in some far away land that was once ruled by a demon or does it hit closer to home? What would this land be called? What if the people of this government didn’t believe in demons? Would the government even exist for those fair pieons?
Depascent – Feeding, eating, consuming
Just another word for eating….even though it has a morbid tone to it.
Diprotodon – gigantic prehistoric marsupial.
Dontopedalogy – the art of putting one’s foot in one’s mouth
Is this literally or figuratively? I’m going with figuratively unless you know someone with an incredible bendy back that we can give this talent to. So, if you say embarrassing and inappropriate things all the time, you have a degree in dontopedalogy.
Dystopia –a place where all is as bad as it can possibly be.
A lot of young adult novels focus on a dystopian world. They are all different and have a struggle to how the world reached a dystopian state. What are some of your favorite dystopian novels? Comment below, I love discovering new books and authors.
What are some of your unusual D words that you try to mix into conversation? I’m going to try to use demonarchy and see if anyone catches on. I mean, they might think I’m pronouncing democracy wrong or I’m making a joke.