Thursday, 29 January 2015

Scilicet, and silly, and sandwich.

Last night our friend Bob L (a crossword maven) introduced us a word which none of us had ever encountered.
 
It is the word "scilicet".  The word has fallen out of use, but it means more or less the same as "per se".  (See below).
 
Mutual friend Ben wondered aloud how it might be used.
 
He intended to say "how would it be used in a sentence?",  but he uttered:
 
"How would it be used in a sandwich"?
 
Ben immediately "heard" his semi-malapropism, as did I.   He and I were instantly "convulsed" in laughter, and I have been giggling about this all day.
 
 
 

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