Alli (neugotik) wrote,
Alli
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The fancy "word of the day" is... heh. Foodie.

I went out to see the 'word of the day' thinking it would be some $1 word like it always is, but it was:
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The Word of the Day for June 2 is (from http://www.m-w.com):

foodie • \FOO-dee\ • noun
: a person having an avid interest in the latest food fads

Example sentence:
A serious foodie, Beryl reads cookbooks like novels and scours specialty shops in search of exotic ingredients.
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Heh heh. funny. Doesn't seem like a real word.
The other one I looked up is more predictably 'fancy sounding' but something I could potential use in my industry:
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Word of the Day for Friday June 2, 2006 (from: http://www.dictionary.com)

neoteric \nee-uh-TER-ik\, adjective:
Recent in origin; modern; new.

Example sentence: Electronic books, they say, are asking them to make a mental transition -- to veer from their ingrained appreciation for the printed books that fill our nation's more than 120,000 public, academic and special interest libraries -- to depend on a neoteric gizmo that disrupts the sacred union between man and book.
-- Charlotte Moore, "Bedtime for binderies?", Austin American Statesman, July 28, 2000
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