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:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Patsy, I'm not even going to go there...

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Personally, I'd use stick-out-able.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

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

Reptile dysfunction.

Linda G. said...

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

oscar case said...

I like the tulip best.

Susan A Eames said...

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. :)

Patsy said...

Probably wise, Alex.

Patsy said...

*groan*

Patsy said...

That works too, Mac.

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

It is pretty, Oscar.

Patsy said...

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