Answer to Fun with Words No. 07

Sufflaminate you? Who—us?

Answer to Fun with Words No. 07

Sufflaminate, with a long a in the final syllable (as in “ate”), is a verb meaning to obstruct or impede. Try using it the next time some slowpoke gets in your way.

Here’s an example of what you might say: “Hey, slowpoke, could you please stop sufflaminating me? I’m late for an appointment.”

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