Word of the day

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I came across a word today that intrigued me, so I had to look it up. I got the idea of posting new/interesting/unusual/recollected etc. words, that you come across, here.

 

My new word of today is: Pantouflage

 

A friend of mine blogged this about some departing CEO:

 

The word "pantouflage" was mentioned in the 4th paragraph. I probably would have skipped over it, had it not been for the comments on facebook - which I found funny.

 

P: It's not often you see the word 'pantouflage' in a piece of writing :-)

M: Heehee! That one's been knocking around in my head for ages - you don't get the chance to flash it about every day.

P: I dont know about that. I think it could and should be used in a range of different circumstance: 'have you seen the new Ford Pantouflage?'; Ive got a terrible case of Pantouflage'; 'If you turn left at Pantouflage, you can't miss it'; 'Is my pantouflage showing?'; He's wearing a kind of pantouflage'; 'She spoke with such pantouflage'; the crowd was whipped into an absolute Pantouflage!"...and so on.

The definition here, I find amusing, too.

 

 

The practice of moving quickly on retirement from a public-sector position into a (usually lucrative) private-sector one, from the French pantoufles, slippers. The practice is common (and controversial) in Britain, the word less so.

 

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To revive an old thread:

 

I too came across an unusual word yesterday: "featly", meaning :

 

(Adverb)     1.suitably; appropriately.2.skillfully.3.neatly; elegantly.

(Adjective)  4.graceful; elegant

 

Today, I came across another word, apparently often in use this week in Davos:

 

the precariat— a term describing the hundreds of millions of workers around the world whose livelihoods are potentially at risk because of accelerating digitalization and automation

 

Anyone else?

 

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Words of the day...

 

Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
Great Chieftain o’ the Puddin-race!
Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye wordy of a grace
As lang 's my arm.

(From 'Address To A Haggis' by Robert Burns)

 

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Sounds made up to me. Puts me on the track of olives and essential oils.

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Remembry!!

:D A Peanuts favorite, coined by Sally, Charlie Brown's little sister:

 

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