Pronounced: NO-mist, noun
Notes: Nothing to do with gnomes, at least by the definition
The word bromidic means “commonplace; trite”
Our word came into English in the early 1900s
Background / Comments
Another great word to sprinkle (or “sparge” [heh, see yesterday’s comments]) into my conversation. Our word comes from the use of bromide in various compounds used as sedatives. Bromine came from the Greek word bromos (stench) because of its strong smell. But I like this word as an alternative to “commonplace”.