Word of the day strikes back

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Re: Word of the day strikes back

Post by Sarah » Tue Apr 26 2022 1:29pm

Word of the day from Susie Dent today:
Word of the day is ‘ultracrepidarian’ (19th century): one who loves to hold forth on subjects they know absolutely nothing about.
https://twitter.com/susie_dent/status/1 ... zM86u0W8DA
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Re: Word of the day strikes back

Post by Sarah » Thu Apr 28 2022 11:24am

Susie Dent writes today:
A brief reminder that to 'spuddle' (17th century) is to work feebly and ineffectively, because your mind is either somewhere else, or hasn't yet shifted into gear.
https://twitter.com/susie_dent/status/1 ... SGn5pmVtAA
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Re: Word of the day strikes back

Post by Sarah » Thu May 26 2022 12:51am

Word of the day from Susie Dent yesterday:
Word of the day is 'misken' (15th century): to refuse to recognise something by pretending it's not happening.
https://twitter.com/susie_dent/status/1 ... DchJygL2ng
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Re: Word of the day strikes back

Post by blythburgh » Thu May 26 2022 8:53am

Sarah wrote:
Thu May 26 2022 12:51am
Word of the day from Susie Dent yesterday:
Word of the day is 'misken' (15th century): to refuse to recognise something by pretending it's not happening.
https://twitter.com/susie_dent/status/1 ... DchJygL2ng
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Re: Word of the day strikes back

Post by Sarah » Tue Jun 07 2022 7:40pm

Word of the day from Susie Dent today:
Word of the day is 'struthonian' (1960s): one who ignores unwelcome facts and buries their head in the sand. From the Latin 'struthio', 'ostrich'.
https://twitter.com/susie_dent/status/1 ... PR3VOE_jTg
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Re: Word of the day strikes back

Post by Sarah » Fri Jun 10 2022 3:19pm

Word of the day from Susie Dent today:
Word of the day is a reminder of 'trumperiness' (19th century): the state of being extremely showy, yet utterly worthless.
https://twitter.com/susie_dent/status/1 ... Y6Z_wseqWA
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Re: Word of the day strikes back

Post by Sarah » Fri Jun 24 2022 8:06am

Word of the day from Susie Dent today:
Word of the day (again) is ‘stiffrump’ (18th century): a highly obstinate individual who refuses to budge.
https://twitter.com/susie_dent/status/1 ... Wr12L6g9rQ

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