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Sunday, 11 December 2016

Sunday Rest: nonecumene. Word Not To Use Today.

I'm going to avoid using this word (see above) because it's so boring I'm afraid I might accidentally fall asleep before I get to the end of it.

I mean, it doesn't even have any up-or-down letters to give it a bit of excitement.

The non isn't promising, either, is it. Whatever something ecumene is (yawn) then something non you-know-what is going to be, presumably, even less interesting.

But is it really less interesting?

Well, we don't know.


Because it's never been quite interesting enough for anyone to think it worth the trouble of finding out.

Word Not To Use Today: nonecumene. This word means place where no one lives. The map below shows these places as grey or white:

This word comes from the Greek oikoumenē, from oikoumenos, inhabited, from oikos, house or habitation.

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