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January 17, 2018

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!


Pafisticated - pa*fi*sti*cat*ed adj Cf pifflicated Tipsy. 1966 DARE (Qu. DD13, When a drinker is just beginning to show the effects of liquor. . she’s _______) Inf NC1, Pafisticated. 


“Best test of whether someone’s too drunk: teach them ‘pafisticated’ before you bar-hop. If they can still pronounce it at the end of the night, they should be all right.”


“Pafisticated sounds like what a lot of cliche drunk fathers in movies do. Pa. Fist. Icate. Never liked those characters.”


“Happy birthday! Let’s get you pafisticated!”


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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