Lexicographer = Word Connoisseur

Eugene Ehrlich was a self-educated lexicographer who wrote 40 dictionaries, thesauruses and phrase books for the “extraordinarily literate.”

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We’ve heard the word abscond, but how about:

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Or how about this one that includes foreign words that have found their way into our vocabulary?

You’ve Got Ketchup on Your Muumuu: An A–to–Z Guide to English Words from Around the World

(A muumuu or mumu is a Polynesian or Hawaiian word to describe a loose, brightly-colored dress worn by women.)

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Or how about: Les Bons Mots: How to Amaze Tout le Monde [all the world] with Everyday French

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Perhaps this one:

Amo, Amas, Amat and More,How to Use Latin to Your Own Advantage and to the Astonishment of Others

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Today’s Assignment:

1. Read more about Eugene Ehrlich.

2. Learn a new word each day. Use it in a conversation.


Check out the word of the day at dictionary.com.