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Word Of The Day.

Utcunque:
adverb
Definitions:
in whatever manner/degree. no matter how/to what extent
whatever, as far as.

Thankyou dictionary.



Hello Samuel Pepys:
I met with Dr. Thomas Fuller, and took him to the Dog, where he tells me of his last and great book that is coming out: that is, his History of all the Families in England; and could tell me more of my own, than I knew myself. And also to what perfection he hath now brought the art of memory; that he did lately to four eminently great scholars dictate together in Latin, upon different subjects of their proposing, faster than they were able to write, till they were tired.

And by the way in discourse tells me that the best way of beginning a sentence, if a man should be out and forget his last sentence (which he never was), that then his last refuge is to begin with an Utcunque.


Utcunque. For when you're ratarsed, but still trying to prove your point.

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dragonsally
Jan. 23rd, 2014 10:31 am (UTC)
How do you pronounce it, because my eyes want me to say you cunt. All the letters are there, mixed up, with extras.
splodgenoodles
Jan. 23rd, 2014 12:46 pm (UTC)
I know, ain't it great?!

I've been pronouncing it (cheerfully and often) as utcunk.
bubs
Jan. 23rd, 2014 11:15 pm (UTC)
It's utter cunt for me! Can't trust me self to use it. :D
ant_queen
Jan. 23rd, 2014 11:20 pm (UTC)
What a fabulous word. I'm going to have to find ways to use it.
braunie
Jan. 24th, 2014 02:11 am (UTC)
Now there's a word you don't hear everyday in polite company!
quatrefoil
Jan. 24th, 2014 12:40 pm (UTC)
It's usually translated as 'howsowever', or 'as at this time' or 'as such', and it's pronounced 'ut-kun-kway' with the first syllable rhyming with 'foot'.

splodgenoodles
Jan. 25th, 2014 07:32 am (UTC)

That's certainly more pleasant on the ears as well as making sense, but utcunk does have a certain appeal. I'll keep using it though.
quatrefoil
Jan. 25th, 2014 10:31 am (UTC)
I like 'utcunk' as well. It reminds of a member of the military I knew who asked me where Ubique (rhyming with unique) was. I had to think for a while and then realised that he was asking about 'et ubique' at the end of the list of places on the war memorial - meaning 'and everywhere'. But I still would still like to visit Ubique.
splodgenoodles
Jan. 26th, 2014 01:43 pm (UTC)
Oh and incidentally, do I use it correctly in my later post?
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