Jumentous

    Jeevan Sivasubramaniam Posted by Jeevan Sivasubramaniam, Managing Director, Editorial, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.


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    Jumentous
    Jumentous: Pronounced /d Š’u ‹  ‹Ë†m ‰-nt ‰â„¢s/: Smelling distinctly like horse urine.
    Why someone saw fit to create a word that specifically identified horse urine when even humans don't have that consideration remains a mystery. It's also a rather tricky word because it sounds positive and glorious. Imagine being told that you are jumentous (but not knowing the meaning). You would walk away confident that you have an admirer of some sort.

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    raychin577@yahoo.com
    Ray Chin

    The word is usually explained as suggesting that something is smelling like the urine of a horse. It comes from Latin jumentum, LLP which the Oxford English Dictionary explains means a yoke-beast, from jugum, a yoke. 


    November 16, 2017

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    December 31, 2017

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