“For your deliction” might more awkwardly and less precisely be phrased “to be enjoyed by you as a delicacy”, or “for you to find to be delicious”. “For your indulgence” is a common enough phrase, but there are different nuances that leave the substitute inadequate. I’m not indulging you. Deliction is about the simple pleasure of a moment, and has none of the decadence implied by indulgence. I’m not asking for your indulgence, either. If you don’t find this delicious, blow me. “For your delight” is closer, but less tasty.

The closest standing word in Mr. Oxford’s American Dictionary is “delict”, a legal term, a noun, something about breaking laws. Muddled Ramblings and Half-Baked Ideas (“The Empire”), its author, flunkies, hangers-on, sycophants, functionaries, yes-men, no-men, toadies, and armies of brain-hungry zombies do not condone or encourage any legal misdeeds by using the word “deliction” in the “What’s New” section above.


2 thoughts on “deliction

  1. Two words came to mind the other day:

    Monocolonialization: what happened when the House of Lumpia down the street was replaced by a Starbucks.

    And an even cooler word that eludes me.

  2. Deliction! I agree. I was just seeing if I could use it in a PR piece aka. was an actual dictionary word. How do we change that? It’s too good and we’re pretty much geniuses; ) Either that, or it probably just should be a derivative of the word already;0

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