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Feb 18, 2015
This week’s theme
Words made with combining forms

This week’s words
frankenfood
preternatural
logomaniac
parthenogenesis
bryology

logomaniac
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with Anu Garg

logomaniac

PRONUNCIATION:
(lo-guh-MAY-nee-ak)

MEANING:
noun: One who is obsessively interested in words.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek logo- (word) + -mania (excessive enthusiasm or craze). Earliest documented use: 1870.

USAGE:
“Thumbing through the dictionary in this way can create many a pleasurable afternoon for the irrepressible logomaniac.”
Tracy Lee Simmons; Johnson’s Canon; The Weekly Standard (Washington, DC); May 29, 2006.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. -Toni Morrison, novelist, editor, professor, Nobel laureate (b. 18 Feb 1931)

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