Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Superior Person's Tuesday!

Qhythsontyd, n. Whether it's for fitting something into a seemingly impossible situation on a crowded Scrabble board, or nonplussing the smart alecks in a spelling competition, or meeting the challenge to produce yet another "Q" word without a "u" after the "Q," or discountenancing someone who claims she can pronounce anything...The meaning hardly matters, does it? But just to prove it isn't made up: qhythsontyd is an obsolete form of the rather better-known "whitsuntide," i.e., Whit Sunday, the seventh Sunday after Easter.

Keep "qhythsontyd" in your back pocket during family game night

Each Tuesday, we’ll offer up a Superior Word for the edification of our Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter Bowler. You can purchase all or any of the four Superior Person’s Books of Words from the Godine website. Qhythsontyd  appears in the first.

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