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Sunday, 26 March 2017

Sunday Rest: submental. Word Not To Use Today

Submental is an impossible word to use. Not only does it reek of intellectual snobbery, but there's also a distinct tinge of prejudice against those we now sadly have to call differently abled.

In fact submental is such a disaster zone that even the fact that it means situated beneath the chin doesn't help much.

Does it.

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Word Not To Use Today: submental. This word comes from the Latin mentum, which means chin.

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