Friday, December 7, 2012

Belated Thesaurus Thursday: "Zugzwang."

Unfortunately I was not feeling too well yesterday and forgot to post.  So here is Thesaurus Thursday today instead.

Today's word is "zugzwang," a noun meaning "a situation in which any move or decision results in a disadvantage."  It originated as and is typically used as a chess term but can be applied to other games as well as to situations in everyday life.

Whenever Mr. Nerd finds himself in a zugzwang when playing chess with me, he decides that he does not want to play anymore; he therefore thinks he can still say that I have never beat him at chess.

The next post will be up Saturday or Sunday!

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