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Sep 15, 2010
This week's theme
Fabled lands

This week's words
camelot
hades
never-never land
ivory tower
la-la land

Peter Pan in Never Never Land
Peter Pan in Never Never Land
Illustration from the book Peter and Wendy, 1911
Artist: Francis Donkin Bedford

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never-never land

PRONUNCIATION:
(NEV-uhr-NEV-uhr land)

MEANING:
noun: An idealized imaginary place where everything is perfect.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Never Never Land in J.M. Barrie's play Peter Pan (1904).

USAGE:
"The movie Alamar comes perilously close to turning into an escapist fantasy of abandoning civilization for never-never land."
Stephen Holden; A Boy's Slice of Paradise Is Time Alone With Dad; The New York Times; Jul 14, 2010.

See more usage examples of never-never land in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Be good and you will be lonesome. -Mark Twain, author and humorist (1835-1910)

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