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Almuce, Otototoi, Plutomania, Foolosophy, Cockamamie, Septemfluous

Origin: A borrowing from Latin. Etymon: Latin almussa.Etymology: < post-classical Latin almussa, almucia, almucium, amusium, etc. amice n.2 Compare earlier amice n.2 1, aumusse n.   A hood, cape, or similar garment made of or lined with grey fur and worn by a member of a religious order (esp. a canon). Cf. amice n.2 1. The exact garment has varied at…

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“You make them up? I will never look up a word in the dictionary again!” – In case you thought the dictionary came from God, it was not God, it was an unemployed first year linguist …And how the word F*ck got into Merriam-Webster…

From an interview with Lila Gleitman (an American professor of psychology and linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania; an internationally renowned expert on language acquisition and developmental psycholinguistics, focusing on children’s learning of their first language): … 19:18: Lila Gleitman: “And you won’t work with me. You will work with –”…

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