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Aug 5, 2020
This week’s theme
Words derived from body parts

This week’s words
iron-hearted
pugnacious
ithyphallic
chicken-livered
hysteric

ithyphallic
Anthurium flower

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with Anu Garg

ithyphallic

PRONUNCIATION:
(ith-uh-FAL-ik)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Lewd or salacious.
2. Having an erect phallus.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin ithyphallicus, from Greek ithyphallikos, from ithyphallos, from ithys (straight) + phallos (phallus). Earliest documented use: 1795.

USAGE:
“All you have to do is say how totally upright, in the non-ithyphallic sense, your admirable ex has always been.”
Frederic Raphael; Fame and Fortune; JR Books; 2007.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched. -Guy de Maupassant, short story writer and novelist (5 Aug 1850-1893)

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