Word of the day

  • Non- fungible, as in non-fungible token.

    I can't get this out of my head now, so here's the definition:



    Noun

    Fungible - which derives from the Latin verb fungi, meaning "to perform (no relation to the noun "fungus" and its plural "fungi") - is a word that often shows up in legal contexts. Something fungible can be exchanged for something else of the same kind. For example, we could say "oil is a fungible commodity." That means that when a purchaser is expecting a delivery of oil, any oil of the stipulated quantity and quality will usually do. Another example of something fungible is cash. It doesn't matter what twenty dollar bill you get - it's still worth the same amount as any other twenty dollar bill. In contrast, something like a painting isn't fungible; a purchaser would expect a specific, identifiable item to be delivered. In broader use, "fungible" can mean "interchangeable" or sometimes "changeable, fluid, or malleable."

    As in NFT - non fungible token.

  • schwa

    [ shwah ]

    noun


    the mid-central, neutral vowel sound typically occurring in unstressed syllables in English, however spelled, as the sound of a in aloneand sofa, e in system, i in easily, o in gallop, uin circus.