• Jabe Stafford

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!

Lavadated - adj [Perh car of dilapidated] 1927 Kennedy Gritny 110 sLA [Black] , Wa’t I want wid anybody comin’ hyuh to talk to me, all lavadated like I is . . ? Ibid 227, De ole house so rickety an’ lavadated.

“Can’t believe we used to live in that lavadated shack.”

“The old rollerdome’s all lavadated now that the city abandoned it.”

“No, don’t go into that lavadated house! Do you want to be the first character to die?”

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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