today's wwftd is... mistemious
- the worthless word for the day is: mistemious
[fr. mis-, bad + L. temetum, intoxicating beverage]
marked by the misuse of alcohol : drunken
[nonce-word?] I have not found this word anywhere
except in the following citation; it would seem to
be formed as in abstemious : marked by restraint
in the consumption of food or alcohol.
"So that is the famous White Tower..
Feich! It's not even white!"
"The Englishmen have no self-pride. If you read
their history you will see that they are nothing
more than a lot of doxy and mistemious bog-stalkers.
Think: what would a few gallons of white paint cost
the Queen of England?"
- Neal Stephenson, The System of the World