Art and Vocabulary – the ‘A-Z of Unusual Words’ Series


James and Michael Fitzgerald – two graphic designers, apparently after my own heart – have made a poster series called the “A-Z of Unusual Words” series.  In it, they have selected unusual or rarely used vocabulary and made an abecedarium of corresponding posters.

The above poster is for the word “Scripturient” which means “possessing a violent desire to write.”  You can purchase their posters on their website, “The Project Twins.”  Other words included in their series are:

  • Tarantism – A disorder characterised by an uncontrollable urge to dance
  • Yonderly – Mentally or emotionally distant; absent-minded.
  • Biblioclasm – The practice of destroying, often ceremoniously, books or other written material and media.


  • Cacodemonomania -The pathological belief that one is inhabited by an evil spirit.

Cheers to having a diverse lexicon!


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