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whodunit (hoo-DUN-it) noun
A story about the solving of a crime, especially a murder.
[Alteration of "Who done it?". Coined in 1930 by Donald Gordon in an ad ("A satisfactory whodunit") for a murder mystery.]
"Best Served Cold is a formulaic whodunit comedy with a cast of characters
that includes a cook, another cook, a third cook (did we mention there
are a lot of cooks in the show?), her twin sister, a fast food tycoon and
perhaps most despicable of all, a food critic."
"'This case is not a whodunit,' defense attorney Robert Richman said in
opening statements. 'This is a whydunit.'"
This week's theme: coined words.
There are three ingredients to the good life; learning, earning, and yearning. -Christopher Morley, writer (1890-1957)