Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Word of the Day 6/1/2010

Brainiac (noun): a very intelligent person

Example Sentence: The company employs an army of geeky brainiacs who are devoted to providing the best in computer game graphics and technology.

Did you Know?: As Superman fans know, "Brainiac" was the superintelligent villain in the Action Comics series and its spin-offs. You don't need x-ray vision to see the connection here -- etymologists think Superman's brainy adversary was probably the inspiration for our term "brainiac." We didn't coin the term right away though. The comic-book series was launched in 1938, and the general use of "brainiac" was first recorded in print in 1982.

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

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