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Apr 19, 2016
This week’s theme
Words coined by Lewis Carroll

This week’s words
galumph
slithy
chortle
bandersnatch
frabjous

Alice through the looking glass
Alice through the looking glass
Art: John Tenniel, 1871

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slithy

PRONUNCIATION:
(SLY-thee)

MEANING:
adjective: Smooth and active; slimy; slithery.

ETYMOLOGY:
Coined by Lewis Carroll in his 1871 novel Through the Looking-Glass. A blend of slimy + lithe.

USAGE:
“He’s still inclined to take the law into his own hands when it needs to be taken -- in this case, against a couple of slithy loan sharks.”
Pick of the Day; The Times (London, UK); May 9, 2015.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later. -Fred Brooks, computer scientist (b. 19 Apr 1931)

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