Tag Archives: Word of the Day

Word Nerd Wednesday – Pigwidgeon

Welcome to the first Word Nerd Wednesday post for 2019! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. I was super excited to receive Jeff Kacirk’s Calendar of Forgotten English from my sister as a Christmas gift, so guess … Continue reading

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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 – Stereotype

Happy Wednesday, word nerds! This week’s Word Nerd post is inspired by last week’s Top Ten Tuesday post, in which I gave a list of people that book lovers everywhere should be thankful for. In the process of putting together … 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 – Draconian

Happy Reformation Day, and welcome to all my word nerd friends. Last week I did a Top Ten Tuesday post focusing on villains, which mentioned “the Draconian Mr. Murdstone”—David Copperfield’s step-father. And that lead to the inevitable question: where did … 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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