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Word Nerd Wednesday – Ostrobogulous

Happy Wednesday, Word Nerds! I think it must be time for another round of What Do You Think It Means? this week, and I have a smashing word for you all: Ostrobogulous (oh-stra-BOG-yew-lus) Advertisements

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Moribund

Hiya, Word Nerds! So glad you popped by today. Many of you may be aware that 31 October 2017 marks 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg. Each evening this … 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 – Full stop or period?

Welcome to the middle of the week, Word Nerds! I started out today on an innocent quest to discover why American-English has named that little dot at the end of a sentence a period, while British- (and Australian-) English prefers … 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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