This blog is for everyone who uses words.

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



Sunday, 23 February 2020

Sunday Rest: janola. Word Not To Use Today Unless You're Talking To A New Zealander.

Some words, like some dogs, get dangerous as they get older.

Janola was a perfectly good word until we all started eating granola, but the similarity between the words does tend to suggest a similarity in meaning, and while granola might be a reasonably good breakfast choice no one could call janola a healthy option.

No, really, you couldn't: not even if you're too sleepy in the mornings to be fussy.

Especially if you're too sleepy in the mornings to be fussy.

Mind you, I'd avoid the granola, too. Unless you like the look of floor-sweepings.

Sunday Rest: janola. To a New Zealander, janola, I'm afraid, is household bleach. The word started off as a trade name.






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