Word of the Day – Snafu

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Snafu (noun) (adj) (verb)

sna-foo

A confused or chaotic state; a mess. Chiefly North American.

1940s: acronym from situation normal: all fouled (or fucked) up.

Example sentences

“The current administration is just one big snafu!”

Word of the Day – Anathema

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Anathema (noun)

an-ath-em-a

Something or someone that one vehemently dislikes/ A strong curse.

Early 16th century: from ecclesiastical Latin, ‘excommunicated person, excommunication’, from Greek anathema ‘thing dedicated’, (later) ‘thing devoted to evil, accursed thing’, from anatithenai ‘to set up’.

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