Daily Archives: April 24, 2013

Word Wednesday

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Today’s word is PANTAGRUELIAN.

It means enormous. Geez. Why not just say enormous? This one is a mouthful, isn’t it? It comes from a character in Rabelias’ satirical stories of Gargantua and Pantagruel. He and his father, Gargantua were giants. The stories were written in the 1500s. I, for one, think it’s a cool word but would probably never use it in a sentence.

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You can get the book on Project Guttenberg if you’re so inclined.

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