Friday, October 15, 2010


Smithereens \smith-uh-REENZ\ , noun;
1. Small pieces; bits

Yes! I loooove this word. I feel it's especially appropriate because I just listened to a podcast about Roald Dahl and this word seems very Dahl-esque.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary this word is very Irish, it is either adopted from or the source of the modern Irish word smidirín and was used by James Joyce in Ulysses (very Irish indeed).

Go smash something to smithereens today!!!!!

*Today's word and the first definition were both taken from's 'Word of the Day' for Friday, October 15

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