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Jan 6, 2022
This week’s theme
Words for people

This week’s words
neoist
rounder
hotspur
blellum
pot-valiant

Don't let Nebuchadnezzar corner you at parties. He tends to babble on.
Don’t let Nebuchadnezzar corner you at parties. He tends to babble on.
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with Anu Garg

blellum

PRONUNCIATION:
(BLE-luhm)

MEANING:
noun: An idle, talkative person.

ETYMOLOGY:
Perhaps a blend of Scots bleber (to babble) + skellum (rascal). Earliest documented use: 1790.

USAGE:
“I have had the so-called ‘pleasure’ of yon Braid’s company all afternoon, and I can honestly say I have rarely met a more pompous, self-important old blellum.”
Bruce Durie; The Murder of Young Tom Morris; Gath-Askelon Publishing; 2004.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The lust for comfort murders the passions of the soul. -Kahlil Gibran, mystic, poet, and artist (6 Jan 1883-1931)

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