elizabeth (rainbow_yarn) wrote in 1word1day,

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It's Tuesday. Wordswordswords.

You get two words today since I missed last week (again).

pinguitudinous [also: see Pinguidinous] Pin*guid"i*nous

Fat, obese. Also: oily, greasy.

Containing fat; fatty.


"No, we will not go to McDonalds!" said Sally's mother. "I will not have my children growing up on disgusting, pinguitudinous burgers!"

malapropism [mal-uh-prop-iz-uhm]

an act or habit of misusing words ridiculously, esp. by the confusion of words that are similar in sound.


Five-year-old Benjamin was unfortunately cursed with malapropism, and even now his parents laughed at him as he tried to tell them that his teacher had gotten a proposal of marriage by saying, "Miss Geraty got a composal!"

True story up there, except it was me, not some kid named Benjamin. Also, I was seven, not five...
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