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May 12, 2020
This week’s theme
There’s a word for it

This week’s words
gazump
al desko
grinagog
pot-valor
gazunder

al desko
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al desko

PRONUNCIATION:
(al DES-ko)

MEANING:
adverb: At one’s desk.

ETYMOLOGY:
Patterned after alfresco, from desk, from Latin desca (desk), from discus (disk), from Greek diskos (disk). Earliest documented use: 1981.

USAGE:
“He works in the financial sector, an all-male workplace except for two secretaries, and they all eat lunch al desko.”
Emma Woolf; The Ministry of Thin; Soft Skull Press; 2014.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun. -Katharine Hepburn, actress (12 May 1907-2003)

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