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Nov 14, 2018
This week’s theme
Ridiculous words

This week’s words
metagrobolize
quaquaversal
whigmaleerie
bamboozle
flapdoodle

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whigmaleerie or whigmaleery

PRONUNCIATION:
(hwig-muh-LIR-ee)

MEANING:
noun:
1. A whim.
2. A fanciful contrivance.

ETYMOLOGY:
It’s a Scots term, but we know little about it beyond that. Earliest documented use: 1730.

USAGE:
“There was nothing of the wispy character of the whigmaleerie about Granny Gilmour when she opened her neat front door to us.”
Jane Duncan; My Friend Madame Zora; Macmillan; 1963.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit. It is never a narrowing of the mind or a restriction of the human spirit or the country's spirit. -Jawaharlal Nehru, freedom fighter and the first Prime Minister of India (14 Nov 1889-1964)

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