Thursday, September 27, 2007


I just had to look up "defenestration." I've read the word before, but I was never clear on what it actually meant, except that it must be something bad.

It only means, "the act of throwing someone or something out a window."

That's one word that sounds a lot worse than its definition. I always thought it had something to do with disembowelment.


  1. I love that word. The first time I heard it, I committed it to memory, and I've always known what it means.

    Too bad I've never had the opportunity to use it in a conversation.


  2. I think the only time I've ever heard it, it was in reference to the "Defenestration of Prague", and then only in an alternate history novel series by Eric Flint (_1632_ AKA "The Ring of Fire").