Posted by: Author | July 20, 2012

Friday Fact- July 20, 2012 – Absquatulate

Absquatulate: This word means to leave abruptly. It comes from the Latin and is a blend of the words for abscond, squattle (depart) and perambulate.

It’s a verb and used mostly in a humorous manner. Here’s an example. “She absquatualated from the party when the drunk guy kept trying to kiss her on the neck.

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  1. I love words like this. When I was in high school, my best friend was a word whiz. I was not. One day, I told her she was very quiescent. She swore up and down that wasn’t a word. I marched her to the dictionary and I’m still laughing. I think that’s probably the day I decided that maybe I really could become a writer. πŸ™‚

    • What a great story. I love that you stumped her. My husband used to accuse me of making up words but he finally stopped.

  2. If I didn’t know you so well Ms. Chantal, I’d be thinking you were like our friend Holly and making stuff up but I don’t doubt you LOL

    • nope. It’s a word. In the Oxford dictionary


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