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Bookworm

Come to think about it, bookworm is kind of an icky word. But it’s still my current winter mood. Are you reading any interesting books these days? What do you usually read? Do you have a favorite book?

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Also, how do you say “bookworm” in your language? Let me know in the comments! 馃悰

Abecedarium

Ruminating, I stumbled upon the fact that using the word “alphabet” to refer to the sequence “a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z” is lexically inaccurate. Etymologically, “alphabet” goes back to the Ancient Greek “alph谩betos”, with “谩lpha” and “beta” being the first two letters of the Greek alphabet.
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Since English uses Latin letters, the right term to refer to “a b c d” – and so on – should be abecedary, or abecedarium if you’d like to be morphologically pedantic.

These are the things that keep me awake at night.