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Nov 16, 2018
This week’s theme
Ridiculous words

This week’s words
metagrobolize
quaquaversal
whigmaleerie
bamboozle
flapdoodle

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flapdoodle

PRONUNCIATION:
(FLAP-doo-duhl)

MEANING:
noun: Nonsense.

ETYMOLOGY:
Of unknown origin. Earliest documented use: 1834.

USAGE:
“[An] overuse of technique does not represent expertise and boldness, but an escape into flummery and flapdoodle.”
Harlan Ellison; Harlan Ellison’s Watching; Open Road Media; 2015.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The world is like a Mask dancing. If you want to see it well, you do not stand in one place. -Chinua Achebe, writer and professor (16 Nov 1930-2013)

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