Lexicon Big Year: Apr 15

Apr 15: Steven Poole’s word is illaqueate, meaning “ensnared, entangled, or entrapped,” all with embossed with the sensation of being in a maze. “In our time, perhaps,” writes Poole, “fake news and conspiracy theories do not merely hoodwink their consumers, but illaqueate them.”

I can’t believe I’ve never come across tsundoku, apparently a Japanese word adopted by us, to denote piling up books for later, even if (and probably this is the point of it) one will never read them.

Source: A Word for Every Day of the Year by Steven Poole.

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