Monday, December 10, 2007
Where has this word been hiding?
I've been searching for it for, oh, nearly seven years now:
KAKISTOCRACY--The government of a state by its most unprincipled citizens.
Isn't that great? For the etymology, see World Wide Words, the website of British word fiend Michael Quinion. Cruise around and you'll find lots of other goodies, such as BLOBITECTURE, PAREIDOLIA, and GELOTOLOGIST.