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falderal

Postby sardith » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:03 pm

Dr. Goodword,

After recently watching one of my favorite old films, 'Life with Father', I checked your alphaDictionary for the word 'falderal' that William Powell uses so well, but did not find it.

I'd appreciate your thoughts on this word some day, and I'm glad that you had a nice time in Europe.

Thanks,
Susan :)
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Postby Slava » Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:49 pm

Sardith, it's actually been done. You didn't find it because you used a "a" instead of an "o".

Here 'tis: Folderol.
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falderal/folderol

Postby sardith » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:37 pm

Many thanks, Slava, for the 'heads up'. I'd hate to admit the way I originally spelled it, phonetically to the extreme, then had that corrected by Dictionary.com, whose site uses the 'a' version. I just enjoyed William Powell's use of the word, the way he could make it hang in the air and roll along at the same time was awesome! What a father! :)
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