Thursday, September 3, 2009

Word of the Day

I've been getting a Word of the Day via email for a few years now.

For the most part I read it and delete it.

But this one made me smile. I just had to post it.

abecedarian \ay-bee-see-DAIR-ee-uhn\, noun:

1. One who is learning the alphabet; hence, a beginner.
2. One engaged in teaching the alphabet.
3. Pertaining to the letters of the alphabet.
4. Arranged alphabetically.
5. Rudimentary; elementary.

Abecedarian derives from Latin abecedarius, from the first four letters of the alphabet.

So, if you have a child in preschool, learning his alphabet, you can tell him he is an "abecedarian"!

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