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Apr 22, 2016
This week’s theme
Words coined by Lewis Carroll

This week’s words
galumph
slithy
chortle
bandersnatch
frabjous

Alice Liddell, inspiration behind Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
Alice Liddell, inspiration behind Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass, dressed up as a beggar-maid from the story of Cophetua
Photo: Lewis Carroll, 1858

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with Anu Garg

frabjous

PRONUNCIATION:
(FRAB-juhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Wonderful; delightful.

ETYMOLOGY:
Coined by Lewis Carroll in his 1871 novel Through the Looking-Glass. A blend of fair, fabulous, and joyous. See the text of the poem Jabberwocky.

USAGE:
“In a happy development for couch potatoes everywhere, Netflix last week announced a partnership with Epix entertainment channel. This is frabjous news.”
Monica Hesse; For Fans of Truly Bad Movies; The Washington Post; Aug 20, 2010.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Do not commit the error, common among the young, of assuming that if you cannot save the whole of mankind, you have failed. -Jan de Hartog, playwright and novelist (22 Apr 1914-2002)

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