New Word! Illeist

Tycho and Rosie only fear getting baths.

Tycho and Rosie only fear getting baths, but they hate it when people talk in the third person …

This won’t a long blog post, but I learned a new word today.

illeist (IL-ee-ist) noun “Someone who refers to oneself in the third person.”

Example:  Eyeing the pink bakery box on the table, Tom said, “Tom likes donuts. Tom also likes coffee.” Then thankfully shoved a cruller in his gaping maw, before the illeist referred to himself in the third person again.

I knew it was an annoying trait, I didn’t know there was a word for it and apparently neither does the spell checker.

Anyone else learned any other awesome words recently?

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Gwen Bristol on September 30, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Nice to know there’s a name for it! 🙂


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