This is the next post in the #WednesdayWords weekly series where I will bring you some wonderful words every Wednesday.
There will be 5 words each week. One of the 5 will have a connection to reading, writing or language in general. Some you may have heard of but I am also hoping to bring you some that you don’t know.
So watch the short video below and let’s get started with E.
And just in case you are not sure of the meanings, I have included them below the video.
How many did you know? Check your meanings here…
E is for
Ebberman – someone who fishes under bridges.
Eellogofusciouhipoppokunurious – is this really a word? Apparently, it originally comes from American slang. It is thought that the first reference to it was via the linguist and professor of the University of Nebraska, Louise Pound She was the first woman to serve as president of the Modern Language Association and was a member of a number of other professional societies. She died in 1958 at the age of 86. The meaning: very good. As simple as that!
Eisegeses – a faulty explanation or interpretation of text.
Epistolography – the art of writing letters.
Egg – Did you know…
- An average hen lays between 300 and 325 eggs per year.
- The older the hen, the larger the eggs she produces.
- The largest omelette ever made weighed over 6 tonnes and used 145,000 eggs. It was cooked in Portugal and took 55 people 6 hours to make.
What is your favourite E word this week?
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