Pronounced: WIND-roh, noun/verb

Notes: Looks like “window” misspelled

Yesterday’s word

The word cacography means

  • poor penmanship; bad handwriting
  • incorrect spelling
First usage

Our word came into English in the mid- to late 1500s

Background / Comments

I recognized recognized the parts of our word caco- (bad), which comes from the Greek word kakos (bad) and graphy (writing), which comes from the Greek word graphia. So, our word means literally “bad writing”, so I knew it meant bad handwriting, or thus penmanship. However, I was not aware that it also included bad spelling.

Published by Richard

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

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