Pronounced: suh-NOP-tik (alt: sih-NOP-tik)

Notes: I know one of the meanings

Yesterday’s word

The word pandiculation means “the act of stretching and yawning upon waking”

First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1600s

Background / Comments

I think nearly everyone has done this at least once; some may do it daily… and now you know a word for it. The word comes from the Latin word pandiculātus, which is the past participle of pandiculārī (to stretch oneself).

Rejected word

It was a close thing for gymkhana. I happened to know the word from a British show (To the Manor Born, I think) and decided not to use it.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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