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Monday, 24 October 2011

Stuart's Daily Word Spot: Uglify

Pony Express Stamp, 1860Image via Wikipedia
Uglify: verb – to make repulsive or ugly in appearance; disfigure.

Sometimes, a word does just what it says on the tin. Uglify is an ugly word that serves its purpose in an exemplary fashion, don't you think?

'Jealous of Devika's apparent attention to her cousin, Girish decided to uglify her by throwing concentrated sulphuric acid into her face. He, of course, used the excuse that he was saving his honour by the action.'

24 October 1861 The Pony Express faced obsolescence due to the first transmission of a transcontinental telegraph in the USA.

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