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Logophilic Discovery

December 18, 2009

A word entirely befitting this blog has come to my attention only recently.

"Gibber ye not...upon thy gibbet!"

Gibbet.

-noun

1. a gallows with a projecting arm at the top, from which the bodies of criminals were formerly hung in chains and left suspended after execution.

– verb (used with object)

2. to hang on a gibbet.

3. to put to death by hanging on a gibbet.

3. to hold up to public scorn.

It’s a mere letter removed from gibber and thus bridges the gap neatly between this very blog and practices of medieval torture.

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