I came across this word only the other day and, ooh, I do loathe it. I loathe it passionately. I can feel a warm flush of revulsion running under my skin as I type.
No, there's no way I'm using this one.
It has the most gorgeously beautiful meaning: to be made into a star.
Could anything be more full of beauty and wonder? More mysterious, more sparkling, more numinous?
And what word we have for it?
And when are we going to use it?
Phew. That's better out than in. What a relief. Thank you. Thank you really very much...
Word Not To Use Today Or Indeed Ever If I Have Anything To Do With It: ********. This word comes from the lovely Latin word stella, which means star.