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Wednesday Wordplay – Where’s the “X”?

A while back, I lauded the word “weird” for being . . . weird.

Strangely, I only just noticed it odd that “eccentric” isn’t spelled with an “x”!

Great things aren’t “eccellent” and hyperbole isn’t “eccaggerated”, “OUT” doors aren’t “eccits” and demons aren’t “eccorcised”, and yet, something “unconventional and slightly strange” is “eccentric”.

Another great example of a word living up to its name.

So, you go, “Eccentric”! Today is your day!

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This entry was posted on October 10, 2012 by in Periodicals Parkway and tagged , , , , , , , .
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