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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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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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Re: Word of the day strikes back

Post by Sarah » Wed Mar 06 2024 12:07pm

David Allen Green
Today is a day where I get to use the word "tortfeasor", which is perhaps the greatest highlight of legal commentary.
https://twitter.com/d_a_t_green/status/ ... 3434928233

Oxford Languages Dictionary
tortfeasor
noun LAW
a person who commits a tort
tort
noun LAW
noun: tort; plural noun: torts
a wrongful act or an infringement of a right (other than under contract) leading to legal liability
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Re: Word of the day strikes back

Post by Sarah » Tue Mar 26 2024 2:07pm

Word fact of the day from Susie Dent today:
Word fact of the day: ‘penguin’ is one of the few words in the dictionary of Welsh origin: it comes from ‘pen gwyn’, ‘white head’.
https://twitter.com/susie_dent/status/1 ... 55779?s=20
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Re: Word of the day strikes back

Post by Sarah » Tue Apr 16 2024 3:38pm

Word of the day from Susie Dent today:
Word of the day is ‘bayard’ (16th century): one who has all the self-confidence of ignorance.
https://twitter.com/susie_dent/status/1 ... 4361660416
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Re: Word of the day strikes back

Post by Sarah » Thu Apr 18 2024 5:06am

hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
(humorous) The fear of long words.
Usage notes

It is unlikely that this 15-syllable contrivance is ever used purely for its meaning. The term sesquipedalophobia is recognized in formal writing.
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Re: Word of the day strikes back

Post by Richard Frost » Fri Apr 19 2024 7:02pm

Susie Dent on tour "Susie Dent presents The Secret Lives Of Words"

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