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Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay

Spread laughter and positive energy with wordplay! Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay is a Wednesday blog series that features rare, bizarre, and absurd words and their meanings. Work one of these words into your day and spark some laughter and curiosity!

Diffabitterance - n Also sp diffabitterence Also dif of bitterness 1921 DN KY, bit of difference. Transposition of bit of difference, used by boys as far back as 1883. Usually said to indicate one’s utter lack of interest in what is being discussed.

“Oh, he don’t make a diffabitterance now.”

“Remember that show?” “I loved it, but it didn't make a diffabitterance to anyone else.”

“You wipe that look of diffabitterance off your face.”

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Works Cited

Cassidy, Frederic G. Chief Editor. Dictionary Of American Regional English. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1985. Print.

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