Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Word of the Day

Want to expand your vocabulary? Fascinated by weird and wonderful words? Like reading neat little clips from classic books?
“Word of the Day” has, as it suggests, a new word every day with a little bit about its history and some examples of its usage.

Today’s word was “surfeit” which is pretty well known, but earlier this week the words on two consecutive days were mumpsimus, then sumpsimus, which were kinda cool. 

She is a master of sumpsimus , more anal in language usage than Doc in his rigid professionalism. She insists on saying, "It is I", or "He gave the book to John and me".

-- Ann Burrus, Astride the Pineapple Couch

Helen Woodall

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anny cook said...

I love learning new words!

Helen Woodall: Freelance Editing said...

Well you're going to love this site then. They have some doozies.