I've occasionally used this weblog to detail my obsession with Michiko Kakutani, the infamous New York Times book and arts critic. The current New York Magazine details something that should be familiar to any Kakutaniphile: Her frequent use of the word limn. She seems to be single-handedly keeping it in popular usage, even turning up in dictionaries as an example user.


top ten results for limner.

It's a fun word to say! limner, limner, limner.

I find the word slightly unsettling -- I have my doubts that English speakers were ever intended to follow IM with an N. With the exception of "chimney," most of the words with "imn" in them are the kinds of things you would only use in Scrabble.

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