Wordy Wednesday

Wordy Wednesday: Bosky

A lot of people were BOSKY on this day 1933! How so? Because Prohibition ended in America: BOSKY means 'worse for drink'!. Not only that, though... Rather oddly it also means covered in bushes!

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Wordy Wednesday: Queue

The only English word that's still pronounced the same way even after you take away the last four letters! And a variation of QUEUE also gives you five consecutive vowels! Click the link to see it!

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Wordy Wednesday: Polyglot

It's International Translation Day! So naturally, we're saying 'Hello' in a number of the languages in which BANANAGRAMS comes. Well - we think we are! Truth is, no one on the Wordy Wednesday team describes themselves as a POLYGLOT! Find out what it means here.

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Wordy Wednesday: Irretiate

Who'd like to spend Hammock Day snugly cocooned in a net? With a game of BANANAGRAMS and a tray of mojitos nearby? We're up for that! But beware the Wordy Wednesday Word: IRRETIATE! Find out what it means here.

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Wordy Wednesday: Canard

What connects #ducks, #hoaxes & the Wednesday Word CANARD? Well, CANARD is French for a duck! Hence our lovely sculpture made with a real banana and a pin. But CANARD also has another meaning in most English dictionaries... See it here.

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Wordy Wednesday: Drang

It's Fairy Day! Seems like the perfect time to find out if sprites and pixies really are using BANANAGRAMS tiles as paving slabs! It sure looks like it... Perhaps they're building DRANGS! "What's a DRANG?" we hear you cry! Find out here.

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Wordy Wednesday: Formication

Ever notice that the picnic spot you choose is the same one that thousands of ants choose?! That's why the Wordy Wednesday word for International Picnic Day is FORMICATION. Find out what it means here... Brace yourself, though: you might not like it!

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Wordy Wednesday: Demisang

What compels us to spend breakfast carving real bananas to look like dinosaurs? Well... Jurassic World is out on Friday! So the Wordy Wednesday word is DEMISANG - find out what it means here.

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Wordy Wednesday: Heliosis

Want to be soaking up rays somewhere instead of working?! Our tiles have found a place to settle down and illustrate the Wordy Wednesday word: HELIOSIS! Much as we want the HELIOSIS though, we don't want HELIOSIS! Find out what the heck we're talking about here.

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Wordy Wednesday: Bushel

How about that? Today's Wordy Wednesday features... A basket of APPLETTERS! And the word is BUSHEL. Find out what it means, and from where we get the phrase 'Hide your light under a BUSHEL'!

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Wordy Wednesday: Sericon

What if Bananagrams tiles were made of gold? That's the question we asked ourselves when we thought about today - Leprechaun Day! Of course, if we could get our hands on some SERICON and the right know how, we'd have an endless supply of gold tiles...

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Wordy Wednesday: Gaposis

Where would we be without the humble zipper? For one thing our pouches would look very different! For another, we'd all be using the word GAPOSIS more... As we celebrate International Zipper Day, find out what GAPOSIS means, and how many times one year's worth of global-zipper production would go round the world by clicking READ MORE!

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Wordy Wednesday: Nephoid

Today's Wordy Wednesday word arrives on Jelly Bean Day! Hence this picture of a jelly bean passing itself off as a BANANAGRAMS pouch... That's possible because jelly beans are somewhat NEPHOID! Read more to find out what nephoid means!

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