Previous months' cool words:
August, 2003: ser (Spanish, intransitive verb, "to be")
July, 2003: cordillera (Spanish, noun, "principal mountain system of a continent")
June, 2003: kallüsarayam (Tamil, noun, "illicit liquor")
May, 2003: hoh (Singlish, particle, "connective expression of expected agreement")
April, 2003: tmesis (English, noun, "separation of the parts of a compound word for humorous effect")
March, 2003: nerazreshimost (Russian, noun, "undecidability")
In other news: My research group, the Kansas State University Laboratory for Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD Lab) is now seeking one undergraduate research programmer.
Edit, 08 Oct 2003: Sometimes the most promising developers are right under your nose - I decided to go with Chris Meyer, who's already one of my undergrad systems administrators and was the KDD Lab ambassador to Asia last year.