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Sunday, 30 June 2013

Sunday Rest. Word Not To Use Today: ingurgitate.

The good news is that, despite appearances, this word is nothing to do with eating stuff that's been regurgitated (and some of us do: baby pigeons, for instance).

No, ingurgitate means to eat greedily and in large quantity.

But even if you do know what ingurgitate means, regurgitate still casts a nasty and rather sticky shadow over the word.

Yuk.

Word Not To Use Today: ingurgitate. This word comes from the Latin word ingurgitāre, to flood, from gurges, abyss.

Even more yuk.








2 comments:

  1. Aww ... no picture for this one?? : o )

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    1. I thought about it, but decided it'd be a bit sick.

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