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Day: November 13, 2019

word wednesday: crapulous!

word wednesday: crapulous!

crapulous. what a great word!

not to be confused with crappy, crapulous is what your head feels like the morning after a long night of drinking. crapulous is a craptastic hangover.

of course it has roots in greek, from the work kraipale (not to be confused with crap, which has roots in german and has to do with detritus). romans took over crapulous and ran with it, using it to mean just being drunk.

and there are several variations: crapulent (a very cromulent word), crapulence, crapula (not to be confused with a cupola).

(now that’s a crappy cupola.)

this has been your word wednesday. let’s bring back crapulous!