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Etymology and Definitions and Spelling

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    Brenda Durhamposted 8 years ago

    Twenty One Days----

    "...we don't need no education! 
    Hey! Teachers!  Leave them kids alone!"   haahhaa


    I say

    balderdash!  wink

    A site for writers can use some focus on etymology and definitions and spelling, right?


    balderdash 
    noun..[orig. (17th century)
    a senseless mixture of liquids, as of milk and ale]
    senseless talk or writing;  nonsense

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    Brenda Durhamposted 8 years ago

    Okay where did you go James?

    Come play along with me!

    I've still got that Pink Floyd song in my head and it's already lonely in my head! big_smile

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    Brenda Durhamposted 8 years ago

    Here's one I had never heard of before.

    hugger-mugger

    noun
    [earlier also hokermoker, apparently rhyming composition based on Middle English mokeren to hoard, conceal >the basic sense "secrecy"
    1. confusion, muddle, jumble
    2. [Archaic] secrecy --adj.
    1. confused, muddled, jumbled 2. [Archaic] secret

    in a confused or jumbled manner
    to keep secret
    to behave in a secretive or confused way

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    Brenda Durhamposted 8 years ago

    pupilage or pupillage
    noun
    the state or period of being a pupil


    Anyone is welcome to add words or definitons, etc....
    I mentioned Twenty One Days because we were joking around on another thread and singing Pink Floyd lyrics.

 
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