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Jul 5, 2022
This week’s theme
Blend words

This week’s words
staycation
orature
pennant
flexitarian
bromance

orature
Art: CM Russell (1864-1926), detail

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orature

PRONUNCIATION:
(OR-uh-chuhr)

MEANING:
noun: Songs, poems, stories, etc., transmitted orally across generations.

ETYMOLOGY:
A blend of oral + literature. Earliest documented use: 1976.

USAGE:
“Tanya Evanson: I’m interested in pushing those boundaries, and seeing how literature, and, by extension, orature, can be presented live.”
Lynn Saxberg; Poetry in Motion; The Ottawa Citizen (Canada); Aug 23, 2018.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The surest sign of intelligent life in the universe is that they haven't attempted to contact us. -Bill Watterson, comic strip artist (b. 5 Jul 1958)

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