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The ordinary-sized words are for everyone, but the big ones are especially for children.

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Sunday Rest: ventifact. Word Not To Use Today.

A ventifact is an intriguing, marvellous, and magnificent thing:


White Desert, Egypt. Photo by Christine Schultz.

but because the word ventifact sounds so much like a piece of information repeated loudly again and again by someone very angry, it is sadly unusable on nearly all occasions.

Sunday Rest: ventifact. A ventifact is a pebble or rock that's been shaped by wind-blown sand or ice crystals. The Latin word ventus means wind, and the other Latin word facere means to make.

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