Susie Dent's word of the day

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Derek Batty
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Wish you would speak English like what I do 

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Also my favourite smell, Wrightpayne, though I have a friend who hates it!

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One of my favourite smells too, and a word I very much like using since I first came across it. 

The smell you get outdoors after heavy rainfall in spring or summer is my recollection - with no cheating on Google

Another favourite is flaneur - a status I aspire to . Any takers? 

Also insouciance - a word that always reminds me of Bill Nighy... 

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I can't say I have a single favourite word but I do enjoy the rich variety of English and enjoy wordplay.

Words like mellifluous which have a onomatopoeic quality are nice.

Stephen

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Petrichor is great. A sense you develop when driving a 7 ... enabling you to get the half hood fitted moments before the rain hits.
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smellfungus (18th century): a grumbler, faultfinder, or one who likes to shift the blame for their own mistakes onto someone else.

Stephen

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Flarnecking (19th century) is the vulgar flaunting of success. How very social media, particularly FaceAche which full of it.

Stephen

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snollygoster (19th century): an unprincipled individual who is driven entirely by political gain.

Stephen

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Perhaps the US Founding Fathers coined the word to anticipate a future US President to a T?:

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Working in Aviation maintenance the BOEING 767 has  fitting which the guys termed the "tronkus fitting" because it was... a son of a b and what ever expletive you like. To remove and install.

It was a fitting that attached the landing gear fwd link and the inboard end of the trailing edge flap to the fuselage. Rather than write all that someone came up with the term. Tronkus. and it stuck.

sadly never added to a dictionary anywhere as the 767 is almost exstinct. I'm sure the term suits many automotive parts.

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