Category Archives: Logophilia

Word Nerd Wednesday – Cliché

Welcome, word nerds! I have a quick one for you today that follows on from last week’s post on the word stereotype. As a brief recap for those who missed last week’s post (and are too lazy to click on the … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Mugging

Today’s Word Nerd Wednesday post begins with a joke: Q: Why did the coffee go to the police station? A: He needed to report a mugging. Did I get a groan out of you? 

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Forty Winks

Greetings, word nerds! This week’s Word Nerd Wednesday post is inspired by a poem by Shel Silverstein. I don’t know whether you know of his various children’s books, but Runny Babbit is a popular one in our household, all the funnier … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Orectic

Greetings, fellow word nerds. We haven’t played a game of What Do You Think It Means for a while, have we? Well, I found a great word for us this week: Orectic. I have four possible definitions for you:

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Bucolic

Happy Wednesday, word nerds! A couple of months ago I posted about a word that I thought really didn’t sound like its definition: effulgent. (You can read that post here.) Last week, I was reminded of another word that fits into … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Sparking

Greetings, word nerds! It’s a while since I’ve had a Word Nerd Wednesday post, but I’m back today and ready to start a revival. You may have looked at today’s word and thought, “Sparking? How can there be anything interesting … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Repentance

Welcome to Wednesday, word nerds! Today’s word won’t be new to most (if not all) of you, but I’ve had occasion to give it some thought this last week. First of all, Psalm 51 came up in our Bible reading … Continue reading

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