Hello World Out There World!
Since the last couple of OWF’s have been a mouthful to say I thought this week I would bring to your attention a short, simple word that happens to be one of my favourites. Today’s OWF happens to be a short word that was created around 1664. The word icasm is a noun, (a person, place, or thing). The definition of this word is: a figurative expression in speech.
How do you pronounce this word?
I – CAS – M
Some examples of using icasm in a sentence are:
The girl protested that the threats she made to the boy were only an icasm.
My teacher has a bad habit for using icasms.
Should icasm make a come-back to our common speech?
I know I’ll be using it when I speak. It sounds like a funny little word and with my habit of using icasms when I take it may come in handy. I don’t think it will return to everyday language but maybe to certain word enthusiasts.