Friday, April 17, 2015

A to Z Challenge: Osculate

This month brings the A to Z Challenge, which I choose to meet with a series of words that thus far may have escaped your attention, sometimes deservedly so. Today's word has two meanings.

Superman gets lucky
To kiss, as we see the blue-haired superheroes doing at our left. Can we assume this is going on somewhere romantic, like in a telephone booth or in the supply closet at the Daily Planet?

But osculate has a more arcane, less titillating meaning. In mathematics, it means for two lines to intersect at a single point, per the illustration below. (Yawn. Bo-o-o-oring!)
Mathematical osculation

1 comment:

Tyrean Martinson said...

Well, the two lines of their mouths line up with each other . . . so the math fits . . .