July 20th, 2013

darg

A day’s work.

September 17th, 2014

dastard

A contemptible sneaking coward.

May 17th, 2014

dasypygal

Having hairy buttocks.

September 10th, 2013

dauntless

Incapable of being discouraged, showing fearlessness.

January 2nd, 2014

dayspring

Dawn.

January 5th, 2014

daze

In a state of confusion or bewilderment.

September 3rd, 2013

Dear Wordnerds

by Karen Jeynes

origami heart

Until very recently, I had a shoebox containing all the letters I received as a teenager [Note to younger readers: these were actually handwritten on pieces of paper, freaky I know]. Recently, that shoebox gave up the ghost, and so I had to rehouse the letters in a slightly larger box. Which gave me an excuse to reread some of them. Which in turn led to the following realisations:

  • My friends were frequently bored in Geography lessons. And Maths. But mostly Geography.
  • The boy who wrote to me a lot when I was 15 was a real cutie (Hi Charles).
  • You can’t fold emails into heart shapes.
  • There are an alarming number of ways to misspell the word “weird”.
  • Ending off letters is a really tricky thing to do.

May 18th, 2014

deasil

Following the course of the sun.

November 21st, 2014

debouch

(esp of troops) To move into a more open space, as from a narrow or concealed place.

March 17th, 2014

deckled

Having a rough edge, usually used of paper.