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Re: Word of the day strikes back

Post by Sarah » Thu Aug 24 2023 5:09pm

Word of the day from Susie Dent today:
Word of the Day is 'boodlery' (19th century): unprincipled behaviour in public office.
https://twitter.com/susie_dent/status/1 ... 55054?s=20
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Re: Word of the day strikes back

Post by Sarah » Thu Dec 21 2023 6:38pm

Word of the day from Susie Dent today:
Word of the Day, because it’s getting closer, is ‘scurryfunge’ (from US dialect): to frenziedly tidy up the house just before guests descend.
https://twitter.com/susie_dent/status/1 ... 03772?s=20
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Re: Word of the day strikes back

Post by Sarah » Mon Feb 12 2024 12:18pm

Two words from Susie Dent today:
‘Seijaku’, from Japanese, describes tranquillity in the midst of chaos; a stillness and calm even when the world seems mad.

You might find it in ‘apricity’: the warmth of the sun on a winter’s day.
https://twitter.com/susie_dent/status/1 ... 82624?s=20
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Re: Word of the day strikes back

Post by Sarah » Thu Feb 22 2024 3:43pm

Word of the day from Susie Dent today:
Word of the day (again) is ‘unasinous’: ‘united in stupidity’.

A 17th-century riff on ‘unanimous’ (literally, of ‘one mind’), based on the Latin for behaving like ‘one ass’.
https://twitter.com/susie_dent/status/1 ... 19192?s=20
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