Word of the Week Wednesday: selcouth


This Wednesday’s Word of the Week is: selcouth.

Selcouth could be considered a self-describing word.  It means strange or uncommon.

It comes originally from Old English from sel- as in seldom and couth which used to mean known or familiar.

This is a fun, odd word but not really one that feels like it would slip easily into everyday conversation.  Although, I suppose if it could, it wouldn’t be very selcouth.

 

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About Dan Kingsepp, ACS, ALS
I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

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