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Parlour Games

by | 8th, July 2004

‘HAD Tony Blair called for ‘edudacation, edudacation, edudacation’, the word would have made it into the new Concise Oxford English Dictionary (COED).

‘I am a well edudacated man’

If someone says something enough times, however absurd, the word or phrase soon forms part of the vernacular of the day and then, after a period, earns a place in the word bible.

But Tony never said edudacation, nor did George Bush (give it time and he will), which means that the word is not now in the new COED.

But other new words are. And the Sun lists some of the 2,000 that are now acceptable to form from your Scrabble tiles.

The most noticeable of the lot is va-va-voom, as in Thierry Henry’s car has ‘va-va-voom’.

According to the COED, va-va-voom means ‘the quality of being exciting, vigorous, or sexually attractive’.

Other words

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