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November 29, 2017

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!


Optriculum - n joc Cf DS NN12b 1916 DN 4.278 NE, Optriculum. . . About the same as doodad, thingumabob, etc. “Where is that optriculum?” (Referring to a dish towel.)


“I got you an optriculum for Christmas.”


“Put that there uh, optriculum down. You could take someone’s thingamabob off with that.”


“She had one of those optriculums. You know, that optriculum thing.”


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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