https://twitter.com/susie_dent/status/1 ... 78688?s=20Word of the day is 'feckful' (16th century): responsible; full of efficiency and vigour. The opposite of 'feckless'.
https://twitter.com/susie_dent/status/1 ... 42017?s=20A reminder, for those of us in need of a smile, that penguins were once known as 'arse-feet', eggs were 'cacklefarts', your hands were your 'daddles', and sausages were 'bags of mystery', because you never quite know what's in them.
https://twitter.com/susie_dent/status/1 ... 24899?s=20Word fact of the day: ‘wend’ was once a regular alternative to the verb ‘go’. It is fossilised in the phrase ‘wend our way’. ‘Go’ eventually took over, but we still use the past tense of ‘wend’ - ‘went’ - rather than ‘goed’.
Like many of us, I already have an engraved antique piano and simply haven't got space for another, no matter how good the deal.
https://twitter.com/susie_dent/status/1 ... 32524?s=20Word of the day is 'blatteroon' (17th century): a babbler of nonsense.
A bit late to realise that now. Plenty of people voted for him and he has another three years to go (at least).
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