an allergy to them, I like cats. You cannot be a bicyclist and not
like cats. I have never been chased by one. Not only that,
but cats are retromingent.
retromingent n. An animal that urinates backwards.
Wouldn't this be a neat word to use in a business meeting?
That's what I thought, anyway.
Since the late fifties, I have known the term retromingent
and attended any number of meetings. So far I simply have not been
quick enough to slip it in, except once (see philothaumaturgy).
Permit me to offer a retromingent appraisal of the project.
Some staff functionary is bound to come in here and give
retromingent treatment to the whole subject.
Our consultant has raised several retromingent issues.
If you want to proceed retromingently, be my guest.
Don't expect anything but retromingent support from management
A retromingent program is better than no program at all.