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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Thing To Do Today: pandiculate.

One of the nice things about words is that they can give us dignity in the midst of our human frailty.

When we remember that our incoherent rabbiting on is in fact the act of speaking prose; that red-eyed snivelling can also be termed a bitter lamentation; and that a sneeze is technically a sternutation, then we can't help but feel slightly less ridiculous.

So how about a little pandiculation?

To pandiculate means to yawn and stretch. 

Yes, just like that.

But you feel quite business-like and important, now, don't you.

Thing To Do Today: pandiculate. This word comes from the Latin pandiculare, from pendere. to stretch.

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