Susie Dent's word of the day

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Derek, what Susie says is nothing to do with me! Laugh 

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I belive you stephen ,,said ide buy you a coffee if we meet ,,,,but now not a chance of a cake 

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Etymology of the day: ‘prevaricate’, to behave indecisively and avoid important decisions, is from the Latin ‘praevaricari’, to ‘plough crookedly or haphazardly’.

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P.S. Apparently the Americans define the word as "lie" which is very odd and is wrong Tongue but be warned. I did not know this until today.

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Word of the day is 'desiderium' [dessi-deer-ium]: a longing for something once possessed but now lost.

Like my innocence.

Stephen

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Yesterday's new word of the day, from of all places "Schitt's Creek" TV series, was "spanandry" - a word never used of this club as it means "lack or extreme scarcity of males in a population".  I knew of misandry and polyandry but I don't think I've heard the prefix span- before, from a Greek word meaning “scarcity.” Upon looking at the OED the only other uses I can find are spanaemia (A morbid condition of the blood characterized by a deficiency of red corpuscles; poorness of the blood) and of course spanner, as in "Where is that bloody 10mm spanner?" Getmecoat

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Excellent extrapolation or development Tony.

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re #64 and #65

My late mother (who was even more grammatically-pedantic than me) would get frustrated by people using procrastinate and prevaricate interchangeably...

Both are about dithering/delaying but as above, and the Septics' usage, the latter has an element of nefarious motivation too.

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Stick to a good   Pint. Col cut the crap,, just as I do speak proper English we can all understand ,makes life a lot more simple 

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"who was even more grammatically-pedantic than I"

My wife is always pulling I up for this one.*grumpy*

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