The obscure word of the week is zyzzyva — Matthew Wright

Zyzzyva has to be one of the most obscure English words ever. It’s the name of a kind of South American weevil (Curculionidae) discovered by Thomas Casey in 1922. However, according to the OED its etymology (not ‘entomology’, geddit, geddit?) is that it was actually coined as a way of being the last word in […]

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