You don't mean to brag, but you're an unapologetic word nerd. You "collect" new words from books, newspapers and dictionaries and wait breathlessly for the perfect time to use them in conversation. You correct your teacher's or boss' spelling mistakes (maybe not to their face). You wax poetic about the mythological or literary origins of your favorite words. You can spot a Latin or Greek root word from a mile away.
It's time, though, for word nerds to unite behind a more dignified, awe-inspiring moniker. There's "verbivore," a coinage by author Richard Lederer to describe a voracious word enthusiast. That's a nice one because it's easy to work it into mealtime conversations. "Are you a vegetarian or an omnivore?" a companion might ask. "Oh, no," you reply. "I'm strictly a verbivore."
You might also appreciate the appellation"logophile," which means a "lover of words" and has a scholarly sound to it. A word of caution, though: logophiles are likely to engage in "logomachies," which are intense debates over the correct meaning and usage of words.
Whatever you decide to call yourself, know that your word nerdiness is an attribute to celebrate. It's part of how you write, how you speak, how you think. And if it helps you crush your opponents in Words with Friends, all the better! So scroll down to take this quiz, show off your vocabulary and learn some new words to drop in confabulation.