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Sunday, 15 May 2011

Sunday Rest: adenoid.

You don't want to know what adenoids are.

No, really. I mean, I looked them up and I certainly didn't. In fact they sounded so icky that I didn't read the whole article, but I do know they make you sound as if you've got a nasty cold.

I suppose, then, I must concede (grudgingly) that adenoid is a really brilliant word, because saying it makes everyone sound as if they've got a nasty cold. 

But then who wants to sound as if they've got a really nasty cold?

Word Not To Use Today: adenoid. This word comes to us courtesy of the Greek adenoeidēs, which is from the Greek word for gland, adēn.


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