Knick·er·bock·er noun (nkr-bkr): 1. a. A descendant of the Dutch settlers of New York. b. A native or inhabitant of New York [also known as Charles Yallowitz on WordPress]. 2. knickerbockers: Full breeches gathered and banded just below the knee; knickers.
Yesterday’s Word of the Day was jabberwocky. After telling my daughter the meaning of the word, we began to read Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. When we came to the end of the chapter, I began to read words that were completely nonsensical, and she giggled. The she realized it was written in jabberwocky, the word she had just learned.
Here is the Jabberwocky poem:
The Word of the Day started with this post.
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