Interesting journal #7



The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” is a pangram. This sentence contains all the letters of the alphabet.

A pangrammatic window is a fragment in a text that contains all the letters in the alphabet.

In Italian, Sprezzatura describe making things look easy in a nonchalant way. For example, with years of practice, a software developer, can write complicated code in little time without an apparent struggle. It looks easy.

I knew about synonyms, but I didn’t know about hyponyms and hypernyms.

A hyponym is a word which meaning is included in another word, the hypernym. An example: colour is a hypernym of blue and red. Blue and red are hyponyms of colour.

Synesthesia describes the mechanism by which the stimulation of one sensory or cognitive system triggers the stimulation of another sensory or cognitive system. If you see different colours when looking at written numbers or letters, you are a synesthete. There are various types of synesthesia:

  • Chromesthesia: associating sound with colours.
  • Misophonia: sounds trigger reactions such as anger or fear. There is a documentary on this condition.