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adjective: Hard to pronounce.
noun: A word or phrase that’s hard to pronounce.
From crack, from Old English cracian (to resound) + jaw, from Old French joue (cheek). Earliest documented use: 1827.
“[Julia] exclaims ‘Ach, what a crackjaw language this German is!’”
Gayden Wren; A Most Ingenious Paradox: The Art of Gilbert and Sullivan; Oxford University Press; 2001.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home. -William Ewart Gladstone, British prime minister (29 Dec 1809-1898)
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