Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Protractile

My tongue is protractile. I'd stick it and prove it, but that'd be rude, so here's a tulip instead.

The term usually refers to body parts and simply means they can be extended or protruded. Another word for the same thing is protrusible.

Which do you like best - protractile or protrusible?

12 comments:

  1. ...have no idea why this reminds me of the meme...lizard with no tail.

    Reptile dysfunction.

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  2. I prefer protractile. No, wait...maybe protrusible. Heck, I like them both.

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    1. Hope you manage to use at least one of them, Linda.

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  3. Well if I had to choose, it would be protractile. Not entirely sure why - but maybe because it sounds similar to 'tactile' which is quite a nice word. :)

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    1. Tactile is a nice word, Susan. It sounds quite appropriate for its meaning, I think.

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