Posts Tagged ‘diktat’


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Last week’s Word of the Week (WOW) was recondite. The daughter and the DSL think it has something to do with observing something. I’m afraid that Merriam-Webster wouldn’t agree.


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Word of the Week: cadge

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Last week’s Word of the Week (WOW) was diktat. Merriam-Webster Online describes diktat as: a harsh settlement unilaterally imposed or a decree or order. That’s pretty much how my offspring would say the house ran when they were younger–settlements harshly imposed by Mom or Dad or both! 

Today’s WOW is cadge. Here are my guesses for cadge: cadge: (ˈkaj) 1. a cadet’s badge 2. a badger catch 3. an Ivan Rodriguez catch (That’s just for you, DSL!)

What are your guesses for cadge? Send me an email here to let me know about them.

Wednesday’s Post: If The Offspring Ruled the World…

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Word of the Week: diktat

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Last week’s WOW (Word of the Week) was toxophilite. Merriam-Webster defines toxophilite as a person fond of or expert at archery. I think we can say that Katniss Everdeen is a toxophilite. 

Today’s WOW is diktat. I can’t wait to find out the real definition for this one–it’s just too much fun to say! But until we learn the actual definition next week, here are my guesses for diktat:

diktat: (dik-ˈtät) 1. a toddler’s way of saying “Tic Tac” 2. Richard’s tattoo 3. the Turkish word for dictation

What’s your guess for diktat? Submit it here!

Wednesday’s Post: What You Can Tell about MaryAnn from Looking in Her Purse…

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