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Jun 2, 2023This week’s theme
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Nobodaddy, The Musical
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
2. Someone who is no longer considered worthy of respect.
Coined by the poet William Blake as a blend of nobody + daddy. Earliest documented use: 1793.
“We should remember that Nicolson at least was trying to rehabilitate Tennyson, to raise him from the fallen pantheon of nineteenth-century Nobodaddies.”
Philip Larkin; Further Requirements; University of Michigan Press; 2004.
“He was a nobodaddy and a clod, and any pimplefaced boy could see that talking to him was a waste of breath.”
Paul Auster; Mr. Vertigo; Faber; 1994.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:There is a price to pay for speaking the truth. There is a bigger price for living a lie. -Cornel West, author and philosopher (b. 2 Jun 1953)
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