Saturday, August 16, 2008

Something We Need to Do More Of

cachinnate Worth a Laugh Word of the Day

The Silly Season is presumed to be in progress in many countries now, since most legislatures are out of session — so we salute this Latinate verb meaning "laugh boisterously." It is purportedly of imitative origin, as is guffaw, a Scots word, which leads one to wonder whether the Scots laugh in a completely different way than the Romans did.

Today's word from The Visual Thesaurus, a black hole for word lovers.

Interesting word--doubtless where our verb "cackle" comes from.
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