It used to be that my favorite word in the English language was velleity, meaning “the desire to do something that isn’t strong enough to make you actually get up off your ass and do it.”
Because last week I learned the word ucalegon, meaning “a neighbor whose house is on fire.”
I want to become an arsonist just so as to be able to use this word.
I mean, I already had a velleity to become an arsonist. But the prospect of being able to call the annoying people who live next door ucalegons might just push me over the edge into action.