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Apr 21, 2016
This week’s theme
Words coined by Lewis Carroll

This week’s words
galumph
slithy
chortle
bandersnatch
frabjous

Alice in Wonderland by André Jourcin
Art: André Jourcin, 1948

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with Anu Garg

bandersnatch

PRONUNCIATION:
(BAN-duhr-snach)

MEANING:
noun: 1. A fast and ferocious wild creature. 2. An uncouth or bizarre person.

ETYMOLOGY:
Coined by Lewis Carroll in his 1871 novel Through the Looking-Glass. The name of a fictional creature.

USAGE:
“A momma-bear-sized bandersnatch was lumbering toward them, drool oozing out of her spiky-toothed jaw.”
Shannon Hale; Ever After High; Little, Brown; 2014.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand. -Josh Billings, columnist and humorist (21 Apr 1818-1885)

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