Wednesday, June 03, 2015


Do you have a word that you use that no one else does?  I probably do but have no idea what it is. 

Anyway, I have a friend who, more than anyone else I've ever known, uses the word "penultimate".  In his honor I note that today was the penultimate day of the school year!


Anonymous said...

well tomorrow will be the ultimate day of the school year. I think "last day" would be more accurate

wkg in bham

Auntie Ann said...

It gets better.

The second to last day is the prepenultimate, and the third to last is the anteprepemultimate!

(I've seen it with the ante and pre switched around in those two as well: antepenultimate being second to last and preantepenultimate being third to last.)

And of course, there has to be: propreantepenultimate, which is 4th to last.