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Random House Webster's college dictionary | Dictionary
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@RestlessFickleBookHoarder I hope I‘m not to late to enter your #giveawaykerfuffle
Cockamamie makes me laugh whenever it comes up! Can you imagine a teacher using this in a room of middle schoolers? Congrats on passing 90K!

Sace Thanks. I think I might fave used it in front of high school students.....once (and never again 🤣) 1mo
tournevis Cockamamie is a transliteration of décalcomanie, same root as decal‽ Wow. That's amazing. Thank you for this. I love etymology! 1mo
Chrissyreadit @tournevis I love that you love it! 🙌👏🙌🥰 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly The podcast Lexicon Valley did an episode (several years ago) on cockamamie and it‘s origins! @tournevis 1mo
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This is a screenshot from Twitter that I had to share. Are you a bibliophile or a bibliotaph?

julesG Both!!! 6mo
melissanorr I was thinking I was bothas well as I posted @julesG 6mo
Amie I'm both! 6mo
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I‘m okay with this 😊

@Lizpixie shared this great quiz from Book Riot:

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds great to me! 11mo
JoScho One of my fave words! 11mo
CareBear This is what I got! 11mo
thebacklistbook I got Loblolly which apparently means hearty and delicious. 11mo
Reese_Pearly.Pages I thought you meant the food truck. Lol 😅😋 11mo
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knittedgnome I am a terrible mispronouncer! And on my super strong Midwest accent and forget it!! 1y
MelissaSue81 My 9 year old who has always been a precocious reader does this constantly. I feel bad correcting her (edited) 1y
BkClubCare Aw! I love the twitter threads of admissions regarding this “qwerk”: I have lots of these words that sound different in my head than what is “right”! LOL 1y
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Ruthiella I said “self-depreciating” instead of “self-deprecating” FOR YEARS until someone finally corrected me! 😂😂😂 1y
Alfoster 😂😂😂My daughter corrected all her friends saying that disheveled was pronounced “dis-heaveled.” She was so bummed when she texted me to ck and found she was wrong. We still laugh about it! 1y
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! 1y
Weaponxgirl I do this all the time! My conversations sound so much more intelligent in text than I do in person. Then there's the words that you know how they should sound but they will not come out of your mouth correctly 1y
Reggie Seamus from Harry Potter. I thought it was C-mus but it‘s more like Shaymus. Felt like an idiot when the movie came out. Lol 1y
Jess_Franzino Legit my life. 1y
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Linsy 🤣 2y
Linsy I‘d never heard it before, but this word made me laugh out loud!! 2y
monkeygirlsmama @Linsy I read it last month in a book and had to look it up. Loved it so much I took a screen shot so I wouldn‘t forget. Unfortunately I haven‘t yet managed to work it into a conversation. Must remedy that stat! LoL Hmmm... I was running about all huggermugger looking for my daughter‘s bag this afternoon. 😂 Yeah, I think I used that right. 😝 2y
Linsy Sounds perfect!! 🤣 I‘m generally all huggermugger. 2y
monkeygirlsmama @Linsy 🤣 me too 2y
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And his majesty drove off, very much delighted with his last quodlibet upon the duke, whom he really hated.
-- Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870), The Memoirs of a Physician, translated 1910

Happy #litsywordoftheday ?

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If I hadn‘t been so angry at the time, I might‘ve genuinely enjoyed that I got to teach my 13 year old son 2 new vocabulary words during our argument when I told him that it seemed like he was being deliberately obtuse and that, therefore, we were at an impasse. #raisingreaders? #thestruggleisreal

hermyknee Hi! I just wanted to let you know that you‘re my match for the Holiday Postcard Swap, but I‘ve been so overwhelmed by the end of the semester (high school teacher, so I feel your pain here) that I haven‘t gotten anything accomplished. I will be sending you a card and some goodies sometime soon! Just know I‘m thinking of you and wishing you a happy holiday! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🎁☃️🎄 (edited) 2y
slategreyskies @hermyknee I‘ve been overwhelmed too and have also not sent out my postcard! I was sure I‘d get it done today, but the post office is already closed. Thank you so much for thinking of me! No rush!! I hope you have a happy holiday as well!!! 🎄❄️⛄️ 2y
hermyknee @slategreyskies thank you! 🙂🙃🙂 2y
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RaimeyGallant I can picture him using impasse with his teacher. :) 2y
slategreyskies @RaimeyGallant Me too!! Haha 🤣 😂 2y
KVanRead 👏👏👏 2y
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Getting ready for work and to do that day-breader thingy 🙄#litsywordoftheday

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Some #bookmarks that were to hand. @LibrarianRyan has classed up my collection ! The one on the right is an electronic dictionary. #noteworthyNovember @Jess7

readinginthedark Ooh, fancy! I should get one of those dictionary bookmarks! 2y
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I see a trend happening here 🙄

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How ghastly it would be if we couldn't experience pleasure 😕
#wordoftheday #litsywordoftheday

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The closest book is the dictionary. On page 238 I have a choice of equestrian, Erasmus, or erection. 🤣🤣


MicheleinPhilly 😂😂😂 2y
Librarianaut 😂😂 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Tough call. 🤣🤣 2y
kspenmoll 😂😂 2y
batsy 😂😂 2y
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I really need to start using this word on a daily basis.

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#litsyyearbook This kid in 6th grade '91 still carried around some bitterness from not making it into the money round of the citywide spelling bee the year before by missing one word all health classes would from here on out bring up. ADOLESCENCE. The girl before me, she missed MILEAGE. WTF!!! ( apparently, maybe, he still hasn't gotten over it. Lol). Thank goodness 80's oversized glass frames don't stay the trend.

saresmoore Ahaha! I love this story! 2y
Suet624 💕💕💕 2y
CindyMyLifeIsLit I actually think those big frames may be coming back! Nowhere is it more true that "history repeats itself " than in fashion. Unfortunately, we also seem never to learn from our mistakes! 2y
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Mimi28 I came in 4th place in my district spelling bee. I felt so stupid for being so close to earning a regional ribbon. It still gives me the feels. I know how you feel. I was in the 8th grade in 1990. 2y
Reviewsbylola Omg dying. 😂 2y
ValerieAndBooks Aww! Cute little kid!! 2y
sprainedbrain Awwwwwww... look how cute! 😃 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Adorable!! 2y
DeborahSmall 😂😂 2y
Texreader Oh so cute! And what a story! 2y
BB1958 Reggie: You are in "good" company. I would have won my 6th grade spelling bee if i would have properly spelled ..... wait for it....EXCELLENT. 2y
LauraBeth Well this is adorable! 2y
britt_brooke 💚💚💚 2y
saguarosally Same year (6th grade, 1991) and I missed PHYLLOMANCY. I've never needed to use that word since. 2y
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 @manuscriptshop on Instagram

TheLondonBookworm What a lovely word 💚 3y
ephemeralwaltz @TheLondonBookworm I know, I can't stop saying it in my head 💕 3y
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Seems like destiny that a dictionary is close by should 👽 drop in. #funfridayphoto #closestbooktome @Liberty

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This was the first and best Valentine's Day gift I received from my then-boyfriend now-husband over 20 years ago. I treasure it still. ❤ Happy Valentine's Day! #valentinesday #dictionary