Nerd Word of the Week: Tonsure ~ as a verb: to shave the hair on the crown of. (It can also be used as a noun to describe the bare part of the head that is left by the tonsuring). As in: He felt closer to God after the tonsuring, but had to admit that his head was often cold.
Nerd Word of the Week: Persiflage ~ light and slightly contemptuous mockery or banter. As in: It was harmless persiflage, but it only served to confirm that the newlyweds were a couple of ass hats.