Contour Lines


Contour Lines
All right, you must think I'm off my rocker at last. Contour lines? This list of 60 nouns beginning with "iso" defines words for contour lines on maps and diagrams that connect points having some feature (climatic, geographic, etc.) in common - also known as isolines or isograms. I wouldn't have thought there were so many of them before undertaking this site, but now that I've found them, I've become rather attached to them. So, now for my anecdote about isograms. When I was in high school (in south-central Ontario, Canada), my friends and I developed a particular isogram known as 'the stupid line'. This line demarcated the point north of which congenital idiots were found in great frequency (i.e. redneck country). The phrase 'north of the stupid line' came to signify an individual of subnormal intelligence and general social ignorance. So, what do you think of "isomoron"? Let me know.
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Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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