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Friday, June 16, 2006

irrisory

Addicted to laughing or sneezing.
- Daniel Lyons's Dictionary of the English Language, 1897

According to folklore, the soul leaves the body when a person sneezes. This is why we say "God bless you!" It forces the soul to return.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just needed this word (irrisory)for a crossword I was doing. Thanks for the help from across the wide world. A fellow wordsmith in England..

11/4/06, 10:42 AM  
Blogger the scribbler said...

Glad to be of help! I'm glad you found what you were looking for. Thanks for stopping in. Come back again!

11/5/06, 1:08 PM  

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