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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
Why not? In many cases, that’s a pretty good response to a “Why?”
Why take a dip in icy waters?
Why have ice cream for breakfast?
That’s just a couple of examples, but I think we should use “Why not?” more often, especially when deciding which word to use. Of course, we should use a word only when it fits, but what if there are two words that fit and you want to use the one that’s more fun, even if a little obscure?
That’s our guiding principle in this week’s words. We share with you five unusual synonyms of everyday words. What you do with them is up to you. When in doubt, think:
noun: Something that provides protection from the rain, especially an umbrella.
From Greek ombro- (rain shower) + -fuge (repelling). Earliest documented use: 1869.
“When you are caught in a shower and spot a convenient ombrifuge ... should you run to it or walk?”
The Independent (London, UK); Apr 30, 1998.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Hate is a dead thing. Who of you would be a tomb? -Kahlil Gibran, poet and artist (6 Jan 1883-1931)