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Friday, 5 February 2021

Word To Use Today: brouhaha.

 A brouhaha is a word you literally can't say without laughing.

So it's just what we need for times like these.

Word To Use Today: brouhaha. This word means commotion of fuss. It came to English from French, which is surprising as French doesn't really pronounce the letter H. The claim is that it represents the sound of a devil disguised as a clergyman, which is food for thought in itself. 

In any case, it's certainly an imitation of the sound of a confused fuss. 

The word might come originally from the Hebrew barukh babba, which means blessed be the one who comes, from Psalm 118.

And now, as a bonus, you know what Barack means, too.

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