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Yep, it's another one of my tedious "Call Your Bluff" type word polls. Don't use the dictionary, check the poll results so far, or look at the comments before filling out the poll as that's cheating and will put you on Santa Claus' naughty list.

What do you think "bloviate" means?

To write in a diary
1(3.8%)
To milk a cow
5(19.2%)
To write verbosely
16(61.5%)
To distract a person
2(7.7%)
Other (please comment)
2(7.7%)

What do you think "salmagundi" means?

A baby salmon
0(0.0%)
A combination of cold meats
9(33.3%)
A tribal throwing stick
9(33.3%)
A type of tea
6(22.2%)
Other (please comment)
3(11.1%)

What do you think "claque" means?

People hired to applaud
8(29.6%)
Part of a clapperboard
3(11.1%)
The part inside a bell
14(51.9%)
People who aren't part of a clique
1(3.7%)
Other (please comment)
1(3.7%)

What words have had you reaching for the dictionary recently?



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I thought bloviate means to be long-winded while speaking... i could be wrong though.

Could be! I've used part definitions.

Here in the east of Canada "Salamun Gundy" is raw pickled herring. mmmmmmmmmmm :) I"m thinking "salmagundi" is something similar just with a different name.

For some reason that word was giving me deja vu, I think it's because it's similar to a rhyme called something like Solomon Grundy.

It could very well be named after that, i dunno. Spellings vary and i've seen it spelled "Solomon" as well as Salomum etc.

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