Comma Sutra

Words & Phrases: September 2013 - Part 1 of 2

01. Desmadre
02. Tarsier
03. Lashmina
04. Trochee
05. Larder
06. Thrawl
07. Pancetta
08. Clobber [clothes]
09. Donut [slang]
10. Sybaritic
11. Get down to brass tacks
12. Moscato
13. Sauternes
14. Carlos Kickaball
15. Louver
16. [Cricket's] Mr Chips
17. Denude
18. Sine qua non
19. Tomelet
20. Prandial
21. Brown bread
22. Hobgoblin
23. Fender-Bender
24. Sweat of the brow
25. Toledot
26. Loose lips sink ships
27. Moombahton
28. Vole
29. Bugalugs
30. Dowdy
31. Early Doors
32. To cast the first stone
33. Te Deum
34. Jeez Louise
35. Eddies
36. YCDBSOYA
37. Keef
38. Performative
39. Misconstrual
40. Delectable
41. Vox pop

This entry will be split equally into two, here's the first half. There's the usual smattering of non-English entrants, perhaps more than usual, including Spanish (1), Italian (7) & (12), French (13), Latin (18), (33) & (41), and Hebrew (25).

Poll #1937874 The Vocab Guru Poll #16

How many did you already know the meaning for?

All of them
0(0.0%)
36-40
0(0.0%)
31-35
0(0.0%)
26-30
0(0.0%)
25 or fewer
0(0.0%)
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On a point of order, number 41 is Latin as well - albeit slightly shortened from the original "vox populi [vox dei]".