||[Sep. 9th, 2007|10:26 pm]
Is There Something You Want to Say to the World?
1. netted; covered with a network.
3. Botany. having the veins or nerves disposed like the threads of a net.
4) A really cool word, made cooler by the fact that it is generally found in context of the phrase "reticulated python", which impresses people even when (like me not long ago) they don't know what it means.
ps-- "python" is also a cool word, far more so than "snake". I am also fond of the term "serpent", which has both a mythical and a malevolent feel to it. "Viper" on the other hand is short and sweet, far less lyrical, but notably more bad-ass. It's the sort of word you use for fast vehicles and possibly something involving drugs.
And while we're at it, kudos to whoever named the Anaconda. It's a wonderful name, and almost onomatopoeic, being long and sinuous in the mouth.
Sinuous, as in gracefully snake-like, is another of my favorite words, and sinuosity even more so. That's the kind of word that can tie someone up like a black silk cord. Sinuosity.
Ok, I'm done now.