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Jun 17, 2021
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This week’s words
bolshie
lackadaisical
blitz
zounds
extrality

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zounds

PRONUNCIATION:
(zaundz)

MEANING:
interjection: Used to express surprise or indignation.

ETYMOLOGY:
Contraction of God’s wounds! Earliest documented use: 1593.

USAGE:
“Zounds, you may be saying, it’s disheartening to think that the esteemed Jersey columnist would have stooped to that.”
Neil Genzlinger; Sometimes the Medium Is the Message; The New York Times; Feb 18, 2001.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Just as appetite comes by eating so work brings inspiration. -Igor Stravinsky, composer (17 Jun 1882-1971)

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