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Pedants, I think you will find this interesting

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squeaver · 18/06/2009 14:20

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

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GrimmaTheNome · 18/06/2009 14:29

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

OhBling · 18/06/2009 14:33

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

squeaver · 18/06/2009 14:34

lol grimma

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madwomanintheattic · 18/06/2009 14:36

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 · 18/06/2009 22:08

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

bronze · 18/06/2009 22:50

lol DadIOM

GrimmaTheNome · 18/06/2009 22:59

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

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

DadInsteadofMum · 22/06/2009 20:13

apparently not - shame

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