Category Archives: Logophilia

Word Nerd Wednesday – Bluestocking

Welcome, Word Nerds! I’m not sure how many of you are familiar with today’s word, although if you’re a reader of historical novels, particularly those set during the late 1700s and early 1800s, chances are you’ve come across it. The … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Quixotic

Welcome Word Nerds! Last week, in one of the book launch teams I’m on, we were given the task of describing ourselves using three letters—QRF—and one of the team members described herself as quixotic. That led to the inevitable question, … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Cacoethes

Wednesday is here again, Word Nerds! It’s been several weeks since we’ve played What Do You Think It Means, so I thought it must be about time for another round this week. And the word I have for you today is cacoethes (kak-oh-EE-theez). … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Wherefore

“Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” If you’ve always thought this line was uttered by a forlorn maiden looking for her love, you aren’t alone. And it’s a logical conclusion to draw, right? I mean, it has ‘where’ right there … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Quomodocunquize

Well, Word Nerds. Can you wrap your laughin’ gear around today’s word? Quomodocunquize. Let me help you out a little. KWOH-moh-doh-KUHN-kwyz. I’ll just give you a few minutes to practise that . . .

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Flummadiddle

Happy Wednesday, word nerds! I have another round of ‘What Do You Think It Means?’ for you today, featuring the word flummadiddle. Don’t you love the way that one rolls off the tongue? So, here are four definitions for you to … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – On Tenterhooks

Welcome word nerds! Last week I introduced you to the marvellous word scurryfunge, and gave you four possible definitions for the word. (If you missed that post, click here now, before you see the answer!!) In fact, I’ll save the answer … Continue reading

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