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Sunday, 6 June 2021

Sunday Rest: manoeuvre. Word Not To Use Today.

 This word begins with man- but quite frankly I couldn't care less about that.

The middle syllable sounds like a cow in labour, but I don't care much about that, either.

To be honest, my main difficulty with this word is the spelling.

I know it's different in America. But it's still horrible.

Sunday Rest: manoeuvre. Or maneuver, if that's acceptable where you are at the moment. This word is French, of course, but it came to England in the 1400s so you'd have thought people would have had time to tidy the thing up a bit. The Latin word manopera means manual work, from manū operāre, to work with the hands.

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