Spotty Logic (spottylogic) wrote,
Spotty Logic

A useful word for Halloween--

Apocolocyntosis: (n) the process of becoming a gourd or a pumpkin; Pumpkinification.

Coined some time after 54 AD, possibly by Seneca, in a satirical play written on the apotheosis--that is, the transformation from man into deity--of Emperor Nero.

Thanks, Sam!

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