Pronounced: PAN-gram (alt: PAN-gruhm; PANG-gram), noun

Notes: I didn’t know this word when I first came across it, but I know it now

Yesterday’s word

The word taradiddle means

  • a small lie; a fib
  • pretentious nonsense
First usage

Our word came into English in the late 1700s

Background / Comments

Our word is used informally. I knew the first definition; it was used in the Lord Peter Wimsey story Clouds of Witness by Dorothy Sayers. I was not aware of the second definition. The origin of our word is uncertain.

Published by Richard

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

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