Word Wednesday: Quondam

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This is, clearly, an obscure word. It sounds like a portmanteau of quantum and condom. Hmmm…Quantum Condoms, for an “out of this world” experience! Whadda ya’ think? Can you make a sentence with this word? ~Vic

17 thoughts on “Word Wednesday: Quondam

    bereavedandbeingasingleparent said:
    September 16, 2020 at 9:25 AM

    What a great word.

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    Tippy Gnu said:
    September 16, 2020 at 9:12 PM

    Here’s my sentence:
    Quondam is an unusual word, with a definition very similar to the commonly used word, erstwhile.

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      September 16, 2020 at 9:27 PM

      Commonly used? Maybe for fancy-schmancy writers. I don’t think I have used either word in a sentence in my life. Heh.

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        Tippy Gnu said:
        September 16, 2020 at 9:31 PM

        Well that’s the problem with fancy-schmancy words. They can sound fun and interesting, but try using them in a story and you lose the reader. But personally I don’t care, I use them anyway just because it’s so much fun to use them.

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          The Hinoeuma responded:
          September 17, 2020 at 1:05 AM

          Expanding one’s vocabulary is a good thing. It’s the reason I started a Word Wednesday. I’m not much of a writer so, exercising said vocabulary is limited to conversation…assuming I remember to use my “word muscle.” LOL!

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    The Conductor said:
    September 17, 2020 at 6:02 PM

    ‘Gilliam swore off drinking, since a quondam party and drinking liquor gave him a splitting headache the next morning.’

    That’s my sentence. Stay stellar!

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    badfinger20 (Max) said:
    September 18, 2020 at 9:29 AM

    You and your big fancy words! No time for you to learn me! lol This is a good one…I’ll have to remember this one.

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      September 18, 2020 at 2:56 PM

      It’s “fancy-schmancy.” And, don’t look at me. I get notices on my phone…everyday…of a word of the day. I usually go “HUH??? WTF does THAT mean???” LOL!

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        badfinger20 (Max) said:
        September 18, 2020 at 4:01 PM

        It’s a good thing…I like new words if I can pronounce them…and I can this one!

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          The Hinoeuma responded:
          September 18, 2020 at 5:16 PM

          I do, too and many I can’t pronounce, either.

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            badfinger20 (Max) said:
            September 18, 2020 at 7:23 PM

            I’m terrible at pronouncing things…and Jimi Hendrix’s death!

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              The Hinoeuma responded:
              September 18, 2020 at 11:01 PM

              LMAO! You so dingy…

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                badfinger20 (Max) said:
                September 18, 2020 at 11:03 PM

                Thank you! I try to achieve that…I’m playing while typing the email

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                  The Hinoeuma responded:
                  September 18, 2020 at 11:50 PM

                  Multi-tasker! I can barely walk and chew chewing gum.

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                    badfinger20 (Max) said:
                    September 18, 2020 at 11:51 PM

                    LOL… I’m almost done with it….it won’t be too long

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