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Dec 2, 2016
This week’s theme
Onomatopoeic words

This week’s words
gnar
cackle
susurrate
blubber
chunter

puffins
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chunter

PRONUNCIATION:
(CHUHN-tuhr)

MEANING:
verb intr.: To mutter, grumble, or chatter.

ETYMOLOGY:
Of imitative origin. Earliest documented use: 1599.

USAGE:
“All they [passengers in the train] did was chunter on about lambs, holidays, solar panels, grass growing, farming, the health service, marinades, Niagara Falls, the Taliban, and -- honestly -- noisy neighbours.”
Louise James; Biddies Doing My Head In; Belfast Telegraph (Ireland); Mar 27, 2016.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The question is whether or not you choose to disturb the world around you, or if you choose to let it go on as if you had never arrived. -Ann Patchett, writer (b. 2 Dec 1963)

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