Thursday, January 21, 2021
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Word of the Week – Autolatry

Susie Dent’s choice of ‘autolatry’ as her ‘word of the day’ was most appropriate; it sums up both Boris Johnson and Ghislaine Maxwell perfectly.

Word of the Week – Coronacoaster

As we face the next lockup-lockdown, a new word that will come to greater prominence is “coronacoaster” – ride it at your peril and instead try out our gin suggestions.

Word of the Week – Woebegone

After ‘Vanity Fair’ use ‘woebegone’ in the context of ‘Donald Trump’, Matthew Steeples examines that word’s origins   On Wednesday morning, in their daily ‘The Hive’...

Word of the Week: Floccinaucinihilipilification

An unusual way of describing something worthless   “Floccinaucinihilipilification” became the longest word ever used in the House of Commons when Jacob Rees-Mogg used it in...

Word of the Week: The etiquette of ‘F’

An examination of the ‘F’ word   “F**king amazing” is considered a compliment by the Chelsea chicks that chatter but “f**king cheat” is one that they...

Word of the Week: Panjandrum

Words worth using   Our new weekly feature is a ‘Word of the Week’. Our first selection is “panjandrum”.     Defined as describing “a person who has or...

Word of the Week: Quockerwodger

Words worth using   Nick Clegg is a quockerwodger as he behaves like a puppet and is controlled by David Cameron’s strings.   Originating from the 1850s, the...

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