IS WORD. IS GOOD.
by Ross Sharp
noun: The part of the body where one cannot reach to scratch.
From Greek aknestis (spine), from Ancient Greek knestis (spine, cheese-grater).
“In what has to be the longest post-election season in living memory, the last five months have felt like an acnestis upon our collective soul; like that little patch of skin on our backs that we just can’t reach to scratch ourselves. It’s irritating. It’s annoying. It’s left us reaching and spinning around in circles.”
A Wish List to Soothe Our Collective Itch; New Straits Times (Malaysia); Aug 5, 2008.
From A Word A Day