Words Are Funny
I subscribe to an daily e-mail trivia game. The topics are random, varied, and often so obscure that I wouldn’t know the answer without looking it up. Yesterday’s question:
- A librocubicularist is a person who what?
“Libro-” was a dead giveaway for something having to do with books. The only thing “-cubicularist” brought to mind was cubicles, those horrible quasi-office modules so common in many business settings, but I was pretty sure that wasn’t it. This morning, we got the answer:
- This is a term for a person who reads in bed. It was supposedly coined by author Christopher Morley in his novel
The Haunted Bookshop
- . Also accepted “person who does something with books in a bedroom, not necessarily reading,” although, quite frankly, that is kinda creepy.