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MARGINALIA noun. Notes, scribbles, comments,  in the margin of a book, manuscript, or letter.   Who would have thought that there’s a specific term used for a reader’s scribbles down the margins of a page? One on which essays and poems have been written. When growing up I remember the reverance with which one was … Continue reading

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DUPPY noun plural duppies – (Caribbean) a ghost or spirit NEW job, new word. Has your printer ever been possessed by a duppy? The one at my new place of work has. Or at least so suggested the IT guy, which is how I learnt of the word. I think my mum would swear that … Continue reading

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SESQUIPEDALIAN adjective  – (of a word) polysyllabic; long:   sesquipedalian surnames – characterised by long words; long-winded:   the sesquipedalian prose of scientific journals IT is always good to discover new words in the English language, especially on a day when it’s announced that abbreviations such as TTYL (talk to you later), and words such … Continue reading

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