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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!

Antifogmatic - an*ti*fog*ma*tic n [Pseudo-medical] arch Any alcoholic drink taken, usu in the mornings, supposedly to counteract the bad effects of fog or dampness. 1947 Adams Banner 172 NY (as of 1817 - 1847), That whimwhamsical fellow, Mr. Tim Baggo, was sipping his morning antifogmatic at the bar of the Farmer’s Hotel in Geneva.

“I call ‘em mimosas. You call ‘em whatever you want.”

“Good morning. May I see you antifogmatic menu?”

“Antifogmatics are the core of any healthy breakfast.”

Please share and comment on today’s Dictomancy and feel free to post your uses for the words in a positive, lighthearted way. Audience participation makes Everyday Wordplay hilarious!

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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