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Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Thing Not To Be Today If Possible: wabbit.

I've always assumed that wabbit meant cowardly and weak, and that the word was basically a mispronunciation of of the word rabbit.

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But then my own ignorance does so often give me shining glimpses of the glorious infinite. 

Wabbit is actually a word meaning weary or exhausted or slightly unwell.

Well, at least I'm making progress.

Thing Not To Be Today If Possible: wabbit. This word appeared in the 1800s, probably from wobart which means feeble or withered.

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