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Sunday, 9 October 2011

Sunday Rest. Word Not To Use today: vestibule.

Vestibule.
Oh good grief. Where do I start?

Look, no one ever fell in love at first sight in a vestibule, did they?
Someone might have got stabbed by a poisoned coat hook while lurking in the murky corner of one, but, hey, few of us really are in the market for that sort of experience. 

In any case a vestibule sounds as if it should be a particularly hairy form of underclothing.

Away with it!

Word Not To Use Today: vestibule. This word has been borrowed from a Latin word, vestibulum.

I know it's hard to refuse when people want you to borrow something, but I really think that in this case someone should have tried a bit harder.

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