Wondrous Words #417

WWWEvery week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog.

1.  I found this word in a NY Times headline:

whupping:  “Trump’s Whupping

This must be a regional word because I didn’t know that whup means to beat, thrash or defeat convincingly. Its a variant of whip. That makes sense.

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2.  Also in The NY Times:

conflate: “But it’s still important not to conflate widespread cowardice with support . . “

I swear I’ve looked this word up before, but it still puzzled me. Conflate means to combine two or more things into one.

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3 Responses to Wondrous Words #417

  1. Vicki says:

    I’ve heard the word whupping used in Ohio and Florida. I lived in California for a while but never heard it there.

    Didn’t know the other word.

  2. Mary Ann Langan says:

    I knew whupping but not the other.

  3. Whup is used a lot here in the south!

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