Category Archives: Logophilia

Word Nerd Wednesday – Fortnight

Welcome word nerds! Have I really made you wait three whole weeks to find out the meaning of absquatulate? I think I have. How abominable of me! Just because I’ve been having fun away down in the south of mainland Australia… … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Absquatulate

Happy Wednesday, Word Nerds! What I want to know is, can you wrap your mouth around today’s word? absquatulate That’s right, ab-SQUAT-u-late. I saw this word in a post a friend had shared on Facebook this week, so maybe you have … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Indubitable

Hello Word Nerds! I hope this Wednesday treats you well. If you remember, last week I have you a very short word—duff—and asked you whether you knew what it meant. It might only have a few letters, but it is … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Duff

Happy Wednesday, Word Nerds! I have a very short word for you today that I came across in a manuscript I’m editing. It’s not a particularly glamorous word, and I’ve heard it used in various forms before, but I’d never … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Widdershins

Hello Word Nerders! Welcome to Wednesday! Have you ever heard a word that really tickled your ears? Or come across a word which, for absolutely no reason other than the sound it makes, made you think, “I have to find some … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Kismet

Welcome to another edition of Word Nerd Wednesday! 🙂  This week is release week for what has definitely been one of the most satisfying reads for me so far this year: The Memory of You by Catherine West. If you haven’t … Continue reading

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Ordinary Words with Extraordinary Impact

There are some fascinating words in the English language, but sometimes even ordinary words can be used in an unexpected way, and it’s like a snowball hitting you – smack! – in the forehead.  See if you can spot the … Continue reading

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