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Pedants, I think you will find this interesting

(9 Posts)
squeaver Thu 18-Jun-09 14:20:45

The words most "looked-up" by New York Times readers here

GrimmaTheNome Thu 18-Jun-09 14:29:47

I know what most but not all of those words mean. Feckless means inability to get the channel showing Father Ted reruns. grin

OhBling Thu 18-Jun-09 14:33:54

I thought I had a good vocab but was surprised at how many I didn't know the meaning of. blush

squeaver Thu 18-Jun-09 14:34:41

lol grimma

madwomanintheattic Thu 18-Jun-09 14:36:26

sanguine is what i am when i get over being apoplectic lol

i'm just curious in what context some of these were being used in the first place...

DadInsteadofMum Thu 18-Jun-09 22:08:47

derisible - my baking
bildungsroman - what people go to Bath to look at
fungible - something you turn into a mushroom
glut - extra large tummy

bronze Thu 18-Jun-09 22:50:59

lol DadIOM

GrimmaTheNome Thu 18-Jun-09 22:59:37

Are we turning a NY Times spreadsheet into a round of Im Sorry I haven't a Clue, DadIOM?grin

If it wasnt so late I'd attempt some more - anyone else going to have a go?

DadInsteadofMum Mon 22-Jun-09 20:13:42

apparently not - shame

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