Semaphorism

Semaphorism

n.
a conversational hint that you have something personal to say on the subject but don’t go any further—an emphatic nod, a half-told anecdote, an enigmatic “I know the feeling”—which you place into conversations like those little flags that warn diggers of something buried underground: an unexploded bomb, a sacred burial ground, or a high-voltage cable that secretly powers your house.

From semaphore, a communication method used at sea, in which sailors stand on deck and move flags into certain positions to convey simple messages. Pronounced “sem-uh-fawr-iz-uhm.”

Mornden

Semaphorism

Los Vidados

Ochisia

Incidental Contact High

On Tenderhooks

Ecstatic Shock

Hanker Sore

The Mcfly Effect

Querinous

Dorgone

Skidding

Rivener

Dolonia

Redesis

Hubilance

The Kinder Surprise

Drisson

Rückkehrunruhe

Incidental Contact High

Exulansis

Querinous

Arroia

The Standard Blues

Archimony

Funkenzwangsvorstellung

Funkenzwang-svorstellung

Hickering